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WDNR warns Hurley about sewer overflows

By RALPH ANSAMI

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HURLEY — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources figures the city of Hurley’s wastewater system should be able to handle 8 inches of rainfall in a 24-hour period, according to city officials.

Street superintendent Mark Bluse and department employee Gary Laguna on Wednesday discussed a meeting they had last week with the DNR on sewer overflows. They appeared before the Hurley City Council.

Laguna said the DNR indicated the city’s wastewater treatment process had been bypassed nine times since 2012.

The two said the DNR believes the city needs a b...