Pipe lining, like that installed on Ashland’s east side last year, may help the city drastically cut the price of sewer repairs. It costs about one-third the price of digging up the old pipe and replacing it.

Ashland public works officials say they have made “some progress” in the effort to stem sewage overflows into Lake Superior, but they warn that Ashland’s decrepit sewer system won’t be fixed overnight and the overflows likely will continue.

In a virtual presentation Thursday sponsored by several community organizations, Ashland Public Works Director John Butler and Water and Wastewater Utility Manager Chanz Green talked at length about the city’s problems with sewer overflows into Lake Superior and sewage backups into structures.

John Butler


Chaz Green


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