Untreated wastewater discharge event, March 7, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 4:07pm

City Engineering crews locate, remove blockage within hour of discovery

The City of Madison had a discharge of untreated wastewater from a sanitary access structure located in the public right-of-way west of the South Park  westbound on ramp to the Beltline. The discharge was detected on Friday, March 7,  at approximately 2:30 PM.  Within one hour City Engineering crews had located and removed the blockage to prevent further discharge.
Prior to the City crew’s arrival on-site untreated wastewater entered the storm water system and flowed to the storm water retention pond in the southwest quadrant of the Park Street/Highway 18/151 interchange before ultimately discharging to the Nine Springs Creek. Booms were installed to prevent additional untreated wastewater from entering the storm water system.
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.