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Not to be to technical,sewer systems were designed to handle only a certain amount of sewage at a time, when a big rain comes it leaks into the sewer system through leaks in the wall or through the manhole opening because the lid is lower than the standing rainwater in the ditch, this is called " Infiltration" and it causes the treatment plant to treat all the ground water in the system to be treated like sewage, and with a substantial rain entering the system it overwhelms the system and the only way a sewer system can deal with the situation is to open the system which allows raw sewage to pollute our streams and rivers, which kills our fish and creates an unhealthy enviroment. Hepititus and Menigitus are only a few of the diseases that can be spread by these waters.I have actually been to St Louis to identify and remedy some of these problems, but it's up to the local goverment to solve these problems. The best thing you can do is help is bring this problem to light, call the Board of Health, the EPA ,Dept. of Natural Resources and your local press to make others aware of the dangers to health and wildlife. LOFR