Sanitary sewer overflow reported along Stevens Street in Rhinelander
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
A sanitary sewer line collapse in the city of Rhinelander resulted Friday in an overflow from a manhole located at 1631 N. Stevens St. from approximately 4:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Public works director Tim Kingman said a bypass pump was put in place in the area of the collapsed pipeline prior to Musson Brothers repairing the sewer line Tuesday at that location near Slumberland.
Kingman said the sewer overflow was observed in a puddle above ground by the manhole and did not result in any basement backups being reported along with no harm to the environment.
The sanitary sewer line along Stevens Street from the BP station at Dwight Street east to the bypass, Kingman said, is decades old and has been identified as a high priority in need of replacement. He noted the city previously has sought grant money in an effort to obtain funding for replacing that sanitary sewer line.