Equipment failure causes sewage overflow into Piper Creek

July 25, 2018

Equipment failure causes sewage overflow into Piper Creek

Village Anticipates Clean-Up To Be Completed Today

SHELBY — A transducer failure that occurred earlier today caused raw sewage to flow into Piper Creek for two to four hours. People are being asked by village officials to stay away from 785 Industrial Drive due to the spill.

The Shelby Department of Public Works staff is working to clean up the area as well as following sampling protocol under the direction of the Oceana County Health Department. The clean-up is anticipated to be completed today. Public works staff is also working in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Oceana County Health Department throughout the process.

“We are actively responding to this incident and cleaning up the affected area,” said Rob Widigan, village administrator. “I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are also investigating why the transducer failed.”

The latest information will be posted at www.shelbyvillage.com as it becomes available. Residents with questions about the spill are asked to call 231-861-4401.

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