Sewer Sanitary Overflow Problems

By KBJR Manager

Sewer Sanitary Overflow Problems

March 24, 2011 Updated Mar 24, 2011 at 2:34 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - The City of Duluth is under Consent Decree orders from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate all sanitary sewer overflows into Lake Superior. Certain locations in downtown Duluth have been identified as problem areas.

The city is hosting a public meeting to discuss plans to construct new sewer structures in order to eliminate overflows in the downtown area.

The project would begin at 3rd Avenue East and Superior Street. During periods of wet weather, raw sewage flows out of the manhole at this particular corner. The city plans to construct a diversion sewer and structure in this area. The overall project includes several locations and multiple phases.

City staff will be present to discuss the scope of work, project schedule, and traffic and parking restrictions that may be impacted during the construction. The informational meeting will be held on Thursday, March 31 at 8:00 AM at the Zeitgeist Arts Building. The public is invited to attend and address any questions with city staff.