Charter Township of Ironwood, MI, releases treated highly diluted, raw sewage, into the storm water system.
Written by Jesse Baroka on April 25, 2019
IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP – Information released yesterday from the township says that on April 22, 2019, the Charter Township of Ironwood, MI, in an attempt to prevent and lesson diluted untreated sewage from backing up into basements, released treated highly diluted, raw sewage, into the storm water system. The Township discharged at two separate locations, Sunset Road Lift Station located on West Sunset Road and a Lake Road manhole located by the Lift Station on Lake Road by the intersection of Lake Road and Jackson Roads. Due to several factors, including the high level of dilution, location and season, the event does not pose a risk to the general public. The Township receives water from the Gogebic Range Water Authority, City of Ironwood. This does not affect the Township water suppliers. The Township is in the process of developing a plan to improve the reliability of our sanitary sewer system. The Township continues to coordinate with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Gogebic County Health Department on this matter.