Press Release regarding Sanitary Sewer Overflow along Munsert Avenue

September 4, 2022

A sanitary sewer overflow has occurred along Munsert Avenue approximately 100 yards to the south of the East Highland Drive and Munsert Avenue intersection in the City of Oconto Falls.

The overflow along Munsert Avenue occurred from approximately 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 4, 2022 until 11:15 a.m. on September 4, 2022.  Total estimated volume spilled is 5,000 gallons.

The overflow resulted from a force main breaking at the East Highland Drive lift station, causing raw sewage to seep out of the ground and onto the soil surface as well as some runoff down the curb line and into the storm sewer catch basin.

Oconto Falls Water & Light responded to the incident and stopped the overflow.  Oconto Falls Water & Light is taking all necessary steps 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.

If you have any questions regarding this press release, please contact the Utility Office at (920) 846-4507.