A Sanitary sewer overflow to Lake Superior has occurred at the City of Ashland’s Waste Water Treatment Plant. The overflow started on March 29, 2020 at approximately 6:30 p.m. and ended on March 31, 2020 before 7:20a.m. The total volume overflow is estimated to be 7,177,000 gallons.
A high amount of inflow was experienced due to heavy rain and snow melt. All necessary steps are being taken to limit any public health hazard or potentially harmful effects on 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. Residents should avoid contact with any sanitary sewer overflow due to the potential for exposure to disease-causing organisms.