"Partially-treated" Sewage Overflows Into Shiawassee River: Local Green Party calls for plan to stop future pollution
MLive reports that partially-treated sewage has been released into the Shiawassee River. The water pollution was highlighted in an article written and updated on Saturday, April 8th. THe article stated "Hundreds of thousands of gallons of partially-treated sewage has been released after a sanitary system overflow at wastewater treatment plants in Owosso and Durand."
This type of municipal water pollution poses risks to the ecosystem of the Shiawassee River. American Rivers, an advocacy organization in support of ending water pollution, states "3.5 million Americans get sick each year after swimming, boating, fishing or otherwise touching water they thought was safe." The organization, in a report on the effects of and solutions to human sewage dumping states, "Untreated human sewage teems with salmonella, hepatitis, dysentery, cryptosporidium, and many other infectious diseases."