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Sewers back up in southeast Perham

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Last week’s downpour caused more than just mild flooding in the Perham area – it also caused sewer systems on the south side of town to back up, causing wastewater to flood into several area homes.

When parts of Perham lost power during the storm, the lift stations for both the sanitary and storm water systems temporarily shut down, despite their backup generator, said City Manager Kelcey Klemm.

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