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Courthouse Annex operations displaced after sewer backup


Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

A Servpro truck is parked behind the Hill County Courthouse Annex during a cleanup effort Monday after a Thursday sewage backup.

Hill County Health Department workers have been forced to work from the basement of the Hill County Courthouse after sewage backed up into the basement Thursday evening of the Courthouse Annex building where their offices are located.

Hill County Commissioner Mark Peterson said the backup occurred during Thursday's thunderstorm which dumped .41 inches of rain on the area, according to data from the National Weather Service. Peterson said the city's storm drains are connected to some of the sewer systems downtown, including the annex's, which can cause waste to flow back into buildings if s...

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