Maynard Wastewater Bypass Goes to Little Volga River
MAYNARD – The city of Maynard in Fayette County reported a discharge that sent about 200 gallons of untreated sewage to the Little Volga River.
The bypass occurred at 10:35 a.m. Friday when one of two pumps at a pumping station overheated. The city acted quickly to repair that pump and stopped the discharge within 10 minutes.
The second pump was out of commission while the city waited for parts delivery. However, the city wastewater operator expects to repair it today.
The DNR will continue to monitor the situation.