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Public should be alerted when sewage released into river

CHEERS TO the Globe for its story on the Mystic River (“A steady flow of troubles for the long-foul Mystic,” Page A1, Feb. 18). It is very unsettling that 4 million gallons of rainwater and untreated sewage can be released to the river during stormy weather. This is not good news for paddlers, waders, dog walkers, anglers, and other recreational users.

Bad things happen to good rivers. It should be noted that only Cambridge advises its residents when these storm overflows occur. This public service helps keep residents healthy. Other cities and towns along the Mystic should follow their model.

Michael Ripple


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