Sewer main leak found in Whitehall

Announcement from the City of Whitehall:

The City of Whitehall has experienced a sewer main leak.  The Department of Natural Resources has been notified and there is no danger to the public.  The City of Whitehall is still asking residents to continue running their water due to the cold temperature of the water.  Questions may be directed to the City of Whitehall at 715-538-4353.

WHITEHALL, Wis. (WEAU) -- Crews are planning to fix a leaking sewer main in Whitehall on Wednesday.

Crews found the leak Tuesday morning near Scranton Street. They noticed they weren't getting as much flow at the sewer plant, and later discovered that some water was bubbling up underground. City Administrator Tina Sass says the leak looks like a couple of puddles. She believes the cause of the leak could be related to the weather or the age of the sewer main. The Department of Natural Resources was notified. Sass says there is no danger to the public, and that nobody was hurt.

The city is still asking people to continue running water in homes and businesses because of the cold.


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