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MMSD Captures & Cleans 98.5% in 2013

Out of all the storm and wastewater that entered MMSD's regional sewers in 2013, the District captured and cleaned 98.5%.  Nationally, the capture and clean goal is 85% for the more than 700 cities that have combined sewers.

MMSD did have two overflows in 2013, totaling 1.1 billion gallons.  They occurred when heavy rain over a two week period in April dropped a uniform five to seven inches of rain on the District's service area.

One inch of rain on MMSD's service area equals 7.1 billion gallons of water.

Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility