By Marissa Hatlen
A storm overran sanitation equipment in Fish Creek last week, causing approximately 900 gallons of raw sewage to escape the system and flow into Green Bay. It was the first failure of the system in 33 years, according to Fish Creek Sanitary District Operations Manager Joe Burress. But with the help of a public invested in protecting local water sources, the sanitation crew, already working to manage the effects of the storm, quickly contained the leak.
Burress added that anyone who sees water flowing from any manhole can contact a 24-hour hotline to report it at 920-868-3372. The District is borrowing $2.2 million to update its sanitation systems over the next year and a half, an update Burress said will improve Fish Creek’s ability to prevent and quickly respond to any future incidents.