Officials: Sewage leak does not pose risk to Farmington residents

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City officials in Farmington are assuring residents a sewage leak Friday morning does not pose a risk to the community. 

A pump released less than 100 gallons of raw sewage into the Farmers Mutual Ditch, which irrigates the Lower Valley and Kirtland. 

The city says the water has been disinfected, and there is no evidence of environmental impact. 

According to the public works director, the problem was the result of a blockage from flushable wet wipes, which he says really aren’t flushable. 

He strongly encourages the public to throw those wipes in the trash rather than flushing them. He says they still clog up the pipes. 

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