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Oconto sending sewage into the river to prevent backups

Posted: 4:00 PM, Apr 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-19 07:25:34-04

OCONTO, Wis. — According to the City of Oconto, the sewer system on the south side has reached near capacity.

As a result, city officials say in a Facebook post that they are temporarily discharging from the system into the Oconto River, near the Collins Avenue bridge.

"This is a proactive measure to alleviate a near capacity situation," the city says.