Nearly five inches of rain was recorded overnight in Ferdinand and literally overwhelmed the town’s wastewater treatment plant. A power “flicker” disabled two of the plant’s main pumps. The pump was quickly put back in service.
Some of the outlying lift stations were affected. There were some reports this morning of some basements were being flooded.
Waterwater Superintendent Roger Schaefer and crew members were out checking lift stations when NNDC arrived at the plant on West 5th Street at about 9:30a.
By then, everything was back online and working. Residents were told to not remove manhole covers to alleviate backed up water because the covers are under pressure and could cause injury if they are tampered with.
The plant recorded a two-day total of 5.97 inches of rain.