COmbined Sewer overflowPlymouth Utility Superintendent, Donnie Davidson is warning citizens, with the rainy weather conditions there is a strong possibility that the city could experience combined sewer overflows during the next 72 hours.

Davidson is recommending affected people avoid all contact with water downstream of combined sewers.  He said signage has been posted along our waterways to identify the 10 combine sewer overflow points and where contact with the water could be hazardous to your health. Even during dry weather, the potential also exists, from other sources (wildlife, upstream users, and ground water discharges) for pollutants to be present in the Yellow River.


Yellow River downstream from: Klinger Street

Yellow River downstream from: Elliot Street

Yellow River downstream from: Magnetic / Bird Park Area

Yellow River downstream from: Cleveland Street

Yellow River downstream from: Sixth Street

The City of Plymouth encourages you to take the following protective actions when recreating in these areas:

• Avoid contact with streams, especially during and three (3) days after rain.

• Alter recreational activities to ones that Do Not contact water. For example, try walking or biking along a stream rather than kayaking or wading.

• Always wash your hands after contacting water in urban streams, especially before eating and use a waterless hand sanitizer at outings that occur near streams.