The City of Rhinelander this afternoon issued a press release regarding a sanitary sewer overflow that has been corrected.
According to the release, “the overflow occurred Thursday, Aug. 4 at a manhole located at 900 Boyce Drive, from approximately 11 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Early that day a clog had obstructed normal flow through the area sewer utility pipeline. Upon observing the overflow occurring above ground, the City of Rhinelander Water & Sewer Utility responded to the incident, removed the clog to stop overflow and addressed the problem. The overflow had proceeded to drain towards the Pelican River. No basement backups were reported as a result of the overflow.
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, this press release is being issued regarding this event. Due to a timely response to this event, a limited volume of sewage overflow occurred and no adverse impact to area residents and environment is estimated to have resulted.”