Federal officials and Duluth’s mayor say the city has met its obligation to end overflows of sewage into Lake Superior. A federal judge has lifted a 2009 consent decree that required Duluth and the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District to stop sewage overflows by 2016. The last overflow happened during flooding in 2012.
An estimated 20,000 gallons of sewage ended up in the Rum River in what’s being called a minor spill, the City of Cambridge announced Tuesday. According to the city’s utilities department director Todd Schwab, on Monday at 6:35 p.m., the Cambridge Wastewater Treatment Facility was notified by the Isanti County Dispatch Office that a boater reported seeing liquid coming from a manhole cover and flowing into the Rum River.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has lifted the swimming advisory on Lake Minnetonka and Dutch Lake. Residents of the city of Mound were warned to stay out of both lakes at the beginning of the month when heavy rains caused sewage water to be rerouted into drains.
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Some people up in Coon Rapids are dealing with a second round of sewage in their basements after another water main break Tuesday morning.
No wading, no swimming and no fishing — authorities want people to stay out of a four-mile stretch of the Mississippi River.
A leak in a sewer pipe in Fridley that runs along the banks of the Mississippi River and was sending approximately 500 to 1,000 gallons of sewage into the river per minute at around 2 p.m. Thursday, officials said.
Fireworks Monday night at a Chanhassen city council meeting.