Sanitary sewer overflow reported in Buchanan

Published 1:58 pm Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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The City of Buchanan reports a sanitary sewer overflow into McCoy Creek in the City Limits. The overflow was determined and confirmed at approximately 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 8. The overflow is ongoing at this time and remedies to correct the matter are being explored. The location of the overflow is near 3rd Street and Dewey in the City.  The source appears to be the influent sewer line to the Buchanan Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Michigan EGLE has been contacted as well as the Berrien County Health Department. The Health Department is working with the City in performing sampling and analysis of the creek waters in the impacted area.  The area adjacent to the overflow has been posted to prevent human contact and recreation until further notice.

If you have any question, please feel free to contact Timothy Lynch, City Manager at (269) 695-3844 X15 or