Plugged Sewer Line at Wellman Bypasses Sewage to Smith Creek
WELLMAN – A plugged sewer line in Wellman has caused a manhole to overflow on 9th Avenue. The sewage entered a storm sewer drain and an unknown quantity has reached Smith Creek.
The City of Wellman has hired a contractor to unplug the sewer line and remove sewage from the affected areas. The extreme weather conditions are making this difficult to remediate this situation quickly.
People and pets should avoid the spill areas for at least 48 hours.
The DNR is monitoring the situation.