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overflow into

To be so full that the contents of something spill into something else. The drainage ditch behind our house overflowed into our back yard after that huge rainstorm. The waiter wasn't paying attention when he was pouring my drink, and it started overflowing into my plate of food.
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overflow with (something)

1. To be so filled with something that the contents spill out over the edge of the container. The river overflowed with water during the rainstorm. Why would they serve you a bowl overflowing with soup? That's just impractical!
2. To have an abundance of something, especially an emotion or characteristic, such that it seems like someone or something can't contain it. She was overflowing with excitement on the morning of her performance. My inbox has been overflowing with congratulations following the premiere of our film.
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overflow into something

to spill over into something. The river overflowed into the surrounding farmland. The water in the bowl overflowed into the sink.
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overflow with someone or something

to have so much or so many people or things that they spill over. The kitchen overflowed with the guests. My cup overflowed with coffee and spilled on the counter.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

overflow with

1. To be filled beyond capacity with something: Their mugs overflowed with beer.
2. To have a boundless supply of something: The hospital room overflowed with flowers. Our wonderful hosts were overflowing with generosity to us.
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Why Control Sanitary Sewer Overflows? https://www.epa.gov/ sites/production/files/2015-10/documents/sso_casestudy_control.pdf [accessed 1 February 2018].
The concept of effective availability has also been used to model multiservice switching networks with overflow links and the point-to-group selection [14].
The court found that the exclusion was "unambiguous on its face" as "a lay person would understand it to include both water that comes up out of a sewer, drain or sump ('backs up') and water that spills over from a sewer, drain or sump ('overflows') due to a blockage."
The discovery of the sewage overflow into Lake Quinsigamond led to the closing of Regatta Point and Lake Park State Beach because of health concerns.
"By the time the overflow enters the creek, there is significant dilution."
There were 1,500 sewer overflows on coasts or estuaries in England and Wales.
The screened overflow will have a positive impact on river quality to the Black Burn.
The work on the combined sewer overflows, which will involve fitting them with screens, will improve the water quality of Lustrum Beck.
The Combined Sewage Overflow (CSO) structures thatmanage overflows are usually in remote areas without a mains electricity supply, and an overflow event might not occur for months.
Official Thomas Bell said: "There is no limit on the sewage which can come out of these overflows."
The lawsuit was filed because of too many overflows in the city's sewers, Schaffner said, and the utility has since been required to both reduce the number of overflows and educate the public about how they can help reduce the overflows.
Larry Barnes, network field services manager at Severn Trent Water, said: "Sewer overflows protect the sewer system when sudden heavy rain overloads it by simply allowing very dilute waste to run off into water courses.
Environmental Protection Agency enforcement actions against municipalities for sewer overflows, in August the House Appropriations Committee challenged the agency to demonstrate greater flexibility as required under a 1994 sewer overflow policy directive.
After CLF applied pressure through the courts, participated in public hearings and initiated several meetings among the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA), local officials and community groups, MWRA proposed a plan that would essentially eliminate combined sewer overflows and significantly improve stormwater control for North Dorchester Bay.