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Heavy Rains Forced Bypass Of FDL Wastewater Treatment Process

Heavy rains and saturated soil forced the City of Fond du Lac to bypass its normal wastewater treatment process and send untreated, but heavily diluted wastewater directly into the City’s storm sewer system on Sunday, April 16th. Public Works Director Jordan Skiff says that occurred in six locations that morning. He says when it happens they are required to report it to the DNR and the public. Skiff says the City takes these situations very serious, and does everything in its power to bypass only when there is an imminent threat to human health and private property.