Sanitary sewer overflows in Oshkosh, amount of leak currently unknown

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) – City workers are still determining how much sewage overflowed from a sanitary sewer in Oshkosh days after the incident.

According to city officials, the sanitary sewer overflow occurred on E. Waukau Avenue near the Old Orchard Lane intersection last weekend.

A statement regarding the incident was sent shortly after 4:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

In the same statement, officials indicate that the amount of the leaks is still being determined.

However, they say it does not appear that any sewage has reached the storm sewer system or Lake Winnebago.

City officials say the overflow was released from a broken force pipe, which they say has now been fixed.

Although a citizen reportedly reported the leak, city officials did not say when the report was made, saying only the overflow occurred on the weekend of June 12 and 13.

They say containment, clean-up and repair of the broken pipe began as soon as they identified the sanitary sewer discharge had occurred.

Oshkosh officials say the repairs were carried out by city crews and an additional contractor was hired to help manage the sewage during the repairs.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has also been notified of the incident.

Currently, city officials add that no further action is required.

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