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posted: 4/19/2013 12:06 PM

North Aurora village hall reopens after sewage flood

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The North Aurora village hall reopened Friday after being closed Thursday due to a sewage backup.

The basement took on several inches of sewage Thursday morning because the sanitary sewers were full of stormwater, according to President Dale Berman.

The village hall is in a low spot in the Fox Metro Water Reclamation District system, and connects to a system on the east side of the district that has combined stormwater and sanitary sewage pipes. With those pipes full, there was nowhere for the sanitary sewage to go, but up in to the basement.

The basement, which includes restrooms, is where the village stores old documents. The documents were not damaged because they are well off the floor, Berman said.

The village hall is on the east bank of the Fox River, which has overflowed its banks. Sandbags were placed around the hall to protect it from river water.

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