February 13, 2016

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City signs to warn of sewage risk

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 23, 2003

Pump stations. Sanitary sewers. Storm drainage systems. Combined sewer overflows.

While these may be words many would rather not think about, in times of heavy rains, Frankfort’s sewer system -and the Kentucky River – feel it. Conditions aren’t severe, but city and state officials want the public to be aware that excessive rains do have an effect on the river.

A special presentation was held at last week’s City Commission meeting for the Combined Sewer Overflow Program (CSOP). The program was designed to highlight public information and will consist of posted signs at key points .

There will be four signs posted in Frankfort along different access points of the river.

But the project will have to put on hold for now.

“Obviously, we’re not posting anything right now,” said Frankfort Sewer Director William Scalf, “because we’d have to swim to it.”

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