Spring Water Main Flushing

 

SPRING WATER MAIN FLUSHING                                          

CITY OF OCONTO

 

The Oconto Utility Commission will be flushing water mains in all areas south of the Oconto River on Monday, May 20th, 2019.

 

In all areas north of the Oconto River, West of and including Superior Avenue on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21st & 22nd, 2019.

 

In all areas north of the Oconto River, East of Superior Avenue, on Thursday and Friday May 23rd & 24th, 2019.

 

Due to certain water main connections, other areas could be affected, please check your water for discoloration before using laundry.

Causeway Closure

The causeway at Breakwater Park will be closed on Wednesday, May 1 from 6 a.m. to noon for maintenance. We apologize for an inconvenience this may cause.

2019 Fireworks Display

The City of Oconto is pleased to announce that, due to a generous grant from the Leon H. and Clymene M. Bond Foundation, the City’s annual fireworks display will be twice as large as it has been in the past!  Look for a slightly longer show with bigger and more display effects!  The City’s fireworks display will be held on Wednesday, July 3 at 10:00 p.m. at Breakwater Park.

 

Update on Sewer Treatment Plant

The overflow procedure for the sewer treatment plant is being shut off at this time. Currently, the treatment plant is able to keep up with the sewage flows. Sewage is no longer being pumped into the river. If anything changes, you will be notified again via this page. 

Important Information Regarding the City of Oconto Sewer System

Important Information Regarding the City of Oconto Sewer System
The sewer system on the south side of the City of Oconto has reached near capacity. Therefore, we are temporarily discharging from the system into the Oconto River, near the Collins Avenue bridge. We are in contact with the DNR regarding this issue and will remain so during this process. This is NOT a state of emergency. This is a proactive measure to alleviate a near capacity situation.
Anyone with questions should contact Jeremy Wusterbarth, Superintendent of Public Works at (920)373-2408.

Sesquicentennial Coin Promotions

Here is a list of Businesses Offering Discounts With Showing of Sesquicentennial Coin:
1. The Patriot Golf Club – $3 off any purchase for 2019 season
2. Bay Impressions – 10% off any purchase (excludes inkjet and toner cartridges and postage stamps); $1.00 off the purchase of an inkjet cartridge or $5 off the purchase of a toner cartridge
3. Crivello’s – Free appetizer with the purchase of two meals; Free pound of coleslaw with purchase of 12 piece chicken (limit one coupon per purchase)
4. Vital Signs – 1.00 off any logo cup, glass, mug or stein (limit 2 items per coin)
5. BayShore Books LLC – 20% off any regularly priced new or used books in stock (excludes local interest / consignment items)
6. Jorene’s Le Cuts – 10% off the purchase of a product
7. Oconto Area Humane Society – $5 off the purchase of a T-Shirt
8. Packerland Websites – 10% discount towards a website or SEO, Search Engine Optimization service
9. Chiropractic Advantage – receive a 15% discount on all supplements including Standard Process, Nutri-West, Dream Protein, Greens First, Innate Choice Omegas, Biofreeze, and doTerra Essential oils

10. Flowers of Oconto – 5% of a purchase11. Main Street Creative Apparel – $5 off in stock purchase

11. Main Street Creative Apparel – $5 off in stock purchase

12. Wayne’s Family Restaurant – 10% off a purchase

All businesses are welcome to create a promotion and be added to the list. Please contact Sara at admin@cityofoconto.com or 920-834-7711 if you are interested.

Spring Looseleaf Pick Up

SPRING LOOSE LEAF

CURBSIDE COLLECTION

 

City of Oconto

 

The City of Oconto Department of Public Works will begin its spring curbside collection of leaves and garden waste on April 15th until May 17th. This material should be placed at the curb in separate piles. Leaves should be in a row no more than 4 feet wide and approximately 3 feet high. Leaves should be placed in open areas and not around obstacles such as street signs or trees or will not be picked up. Bagged material or mixed material will not be picked up.

 

Do not put leaves into the street. Place the leaves between the curb and the sidewalk and as close to the curb as possible. Leaves placed on the street will not be picked-up unless placed back in the area defined for proper pick-up. Brush cannot be mixed in with leaf piles.

 

Residents may also bring their loose leaves and garden waste to the City’s yard waste site, which is located at 1616 Main St.

 

It is not possible to accurately tell residents the exact day their leaves and garden wastes will be picked up.

If you have any questions, call 834-7725 between 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

2019 Spring Election Results

Here are the results from the Alderperson-at-Large contest for the City of Oconto:

 

Jean Feldt (incumbent) – 615

Wesley Markusen – Registered Write In – 116

John Wittkopf – Registered Write In – 84

Dick Doeren – Registered Write In – 72

Tina Frye – Registered Write In – 65

 

The top two vote getters are elected, so Jean Feldt and Wesley Markusen are the winners.

Radium Information

Important Information about Your Drinking Water

Levels of Radium, (226 + 228) in Oconto Waterworks water exceed standard

 

The City of Oconto’s Utility Commission has been informed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources that Well #7 located on VanHecke Ave has exceeded the Radium, (226 + 228) maximum contaminant level (MCL) based on four quarterly samples taken. The average of these samples is 5.345 PCI/L, which exceeds the 5 PCL/L for Radium, (226 + 228) as specified in ch.NR 809, Wis. Adm. Code.

 

Well 7 can be used in an emergency but will be shut down until a solution is found to keep the levels under the MCL. The City of Oconto has two other wells that will supply our residents with safe drinking water.

 

What precautions should be taken at this time?

 

You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult with your doctor.

 

What does this mean?

 

This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately.  Some people who drink water containing radium 226 or 228 in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.  For example if you drank 2 liters of water every day over a seventy year period with the above MCL’s you would have a one in 10,000 chance of getting cancer.

 

The number one priority of the City is to supply safe drinking water to its customers and will work with the DNR and its staff as well as other water specialists to resolve the problem as soon as possible. We will notify you when the problem is resolved

 

If you have any questions regarding the safety of our drinking water, please contact:

Jeremy Wusterbarth-Superintendent of Public Works & Utilities at 920-834-7725 jeremy@cityofoconto.com

1210 Main Street, Oconto, WI 54153