Discharge of wastewater in Escanaba

ESCANABA — Due to the combination of high ground water and the latest heavy rain, the Escanaba Wastewater Department was forced to initiate the by-pass of partially treated wastewater into the receiving waters of Little Bay De Noc on Sunday.

This by-pass event is critical and essential to avoid the sanitary sewer collection system from backing up. Had any large scale back-up within the collection system occurred, private property damage would have been unavoidable. By-passing a small portion of a peak flow above the wastewater plant’s design capacity is also required to maintain an effective treatment process of the majority of the incoming flow.

For any questions or concerns contact the City of Escanaba Wastewater Department at 786-1301.