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If there was a blockage in the pipes or sewer system, then the pipes leading to the drain would be filled and any additional water would overflow into, and eventually out of, the toilet--which is exactly what happened.
WORCESTER - Public works officials say a sewage overflow into Lake Quinsigamond last Friday has been attributed to a blockage that was caused by gravel that got into a sanitary sewer line in the Belmont Street area.
They prevent the sewerage system flooding in heavy rain by allowing diluted waste to overflow into rivers and streams through a filter to stop anything solid.