7.1 million gallons of sewage overflows into Lake Superior

7.1 million gallons of sewage overflows into Lake Superior Photo: KSTP File.

Updated: April 03, 2020 01:11 PM
Created: April 03, 2020 10:52 AM

Over 7.1 million gallons of sewage from the city of Ashland, Wisconsin's water treatment plant overflowed into Lake Superior, according to WDIO-TV, a Hubbard-owned station. 

The overflow began Sunday and ended Tuesday morning, according to authorities. 


The overflow was due to a high amount of inflow from rain and snowmelt. 

WDIO reports the city is taking steps to limit any public health hazard. 

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