COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - A messy sewage situation in Columbia is close to being resolved according to Mayor Robert Bourne.
For anyone passing Duckworth Park or Citizens Bank off of Highway 98, you've probably noticed a myriad of pumps, pipes, and hoses. A couple of months back a lift station used to maintain sewer line pressure failed. The failure was caused by a broken pipe that swept up ground water and sand causing the pump to fail. The city of Columbia declared an emergency procurement plan and contracted companies to work around the clock to bypass the broken pipe. Engineers used a pipe liner that when cured hardens into new pipe for the fix.