Sanitary Sewer Overflow reported after recent rain

MANISTEE — A Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) occurred from 4:42 p.m. on Jan. 7 to 11:09 p.m. on Jan. 8.

The reported discharge is from a private or municipal separate sewer collection system (not wastewater treatment plant) during wet or dry weather, or a dry weather discharge from a municipal combined sewer collection system, according to a report from the City of Manistee’s deputy director of utilities.

A SSO discharge report from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s Water Resources Division indicated 0.63 inches of rain fell between 3 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Jan. 7.

Total overflow was 715,000 gallons of diluted raw sewage into Manistee Lake.

The location of the discharge is at SSO outfall No. 18, located at the intersection of Fifth and Ramsdell streets. The reason for the discharge is hydraulic overload of collection system.

E. coli testing was performed at five locations on Jan. 9 and results were found to be well below the maximum allowable limit.

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