Untreated Wastewater Discharge Event - March 19, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014 - 11:03am

City Engineering Crews Rapidly Respond to Locate, Remove Blockage

The City of Madison had a discharge of untreated wastewater from a private sanitary access structure located on private property and Railroad right-of-way, at the western end of Badger Road.  The discharge was detected on Wednesday, March 19, at approximately 11:00 a.m. Within 30 minutes of discovery, City Engineering crews located and removed the blockage to prevent further discharge.
Prior to the City crew’s arrival on-site, untreated wastewater entered the ditch line in the Rail Road right-of-way. The majority of wastewater was from a vehicle wash bay and was absorbed into the ground.
This notice is provided in compliance with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Administrative Code and the City of Madison’s Capacity, Maintenance, Operations & Management (CMOM) Program. For more information contact Mike Dailey, Assistant City Engineer, at (608) 266-4058.


  • Mike Dailey, Assistant City Engineer(608) 266-4058
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