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January 19, 2021

8/14/2020 7:25:00 AM
City reports sanitary sewer leak

The City of Rhinelander experienced a sanitary sewer leak last week that has been corrected.

The leak was discovered at the Eagle Street bridge crossing on Aug. 6 and was corrected on Aug. 7, according to a notice released Wednesday by the city's water and wastewater utility. A sanitary force main developed a leak 30 feet north of manhole PE-105, south of the Eagle Street bridge, the notice states.

"It was discovered a 4-inch force main leak, located in the ROW," the release states. "Upon report of the leak, the City of Rhinelander Water & Sewer Utility responded to the incident and corrected the leak by shutting the force main down and replacing a section of pipe. This stopped the leak and caused no backups in the customers services. It is estimated no more than 200 gallons of sewage had leaked before corrective measures were taken. The leak had proceeded to drain overland to the Wisconsin River waterway. No basement backups were reported due to the lift station shutdown. All necessary steps are being taken to limit any public health hazard or potential harmful effects to the environment."

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has been notified. Pursuant to the requirement of NR 210, a press release was issued regarding this event. Due to a timely response to this event, less than 200-gallon volume of sewage leak is estimated to have occurred and no adverse impact to area residents and environment is estimated to have resulted, the release states.

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