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Damaged sewage pipe affects homeowners on Clark Lake

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Posted at 8:00 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 20:33:59-04

LANSING, Mich. — Homeowners along Clark Lake have a bit of a headache on their hands-- a damaged sewage pipe.

Columbia Township is telling people to stay out of the south side of the lake near the Q Lane until further notice.

"A line to the power line and they hit the sewage line and it overflowed through a drain into the lake," Carl Spaeth, homeowner on Clark Lake, said.

Spaeth said that township workers responded to the damage really quickly.

"I think they were responsive and got out here quickly and it sounds like they got it cut off pretty quickly which is good," Spaeth said.

Spaeth also said that his dome didn't get too damaged.

"I'm glad nothing more was damaged, a little bit of extra fertilizer for my new lawn," Spaeth said.

Raw sewage is often filled with potentially dangerous bacteria like E.Coli. The "no contact" order won't be lifted until tests show bacteria levels are safe.

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