City receives $625K settlement from sewer pipe rupture

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)-- The City of Eau Claire has received a settlement of more than $600,000 after a sewer line ruptured in the Eau Claire River last year.

According to City Attorney Steve Nick, the city was paid $624,996 to cover the costs of the rupture that spilled millions of gallons of sewage into the river. It was determined that pipe was damaged by a construction barge that broke free from the Confluence construction site back in 2015.

The city’s insurance company at the time, Wisconsin Local Government Property Insurance Fund, covered the cost that was received in October.

Nick says the city was able to recover all costs, aside from a $25,000 deductible.

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