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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Elkhorn plan would avoid dumps into tributary

The city of Elkhorn is ready to fix a sewage backup problem that three times in two years has caused public works crews to pump sanitary sewage into storm sewers leading into a Delavan Lake tributary.

"We have three possible remedies," , Elkhorn Administrator Sam Tapson said. "As far as we're concerned, and as I've expressed to the DNR, we're not going to pull the trigger on any of these until the (DNR) gives us the go ahead."

The DNR was notified after town of Delavan officials learned city crews were pumping raw sewage into storm sewer lines this January.

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