UPDATE: Stormwater drainage problem over in Wakefield

WAKEFIELD, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Robert A. Brown Jr, City Manager of Wakefield, says there is no threat to drinking water after heavy rain caused stormwater issues Sunday morning. Brown said Monday morning that the situation is over.

Watch tonight's TV6 News for an update from Wakefield.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

Sunday's heavy rains have caused problems in Gogebic County.

In a Facebook post, the City of Wakefield said it is discharging diluted raw sewage, which will eventually empty into Sunday Lake.

The city says its sanitary sewer became inundated with massive amounts of stormwater following heavy rain at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Diluted raw sewage then had to be discharged into a nearby ditch line.

The highly diluted water will flow through the ditch line and eventually empty into Sunday Lake.

The City of Wakefield says it continues to discharge at an estimated rate of 300 gallons-per-minute.

The city has notified the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the local health department.

No water quality alerts have been issued at this time. Wakefield gets its drinking water from two wells on the north side of Sunday Lake.

This is a developing story. TV6 and FOX U.P. will provide updates as they become available.



 
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