Highway 47 Construction – Burdick St/Hwy B: To:  Affected property owners Re-construction on Hwy 47 (Main St.) between Burdick St. and Hwy B is scheduled to begin on Monday April 29, 2024, the anticipated date for completion of the Village’s portion of the project to install new water mains and new sanitary sewer lines is August 30, 2024. Keep in mind that this timeframe does not include the State D.O.T.s portion of the work to repave the Hwy, while open to traffic with flag men. This portion of Hwy 47 will be closed to thru traffic during construction. The Hwy will remain open to local traffic for businesses and residents that live within the construction area, with occasional delays for construction equipment. The construction area will not be accessible from the North or South ends, but will be accessible from Birch St., Pine St. and Forest St.  The intersection at 47 & 54 at the stop lights and Main St. between Hwy 54 and Burdick St. will remain open at all times. Attached to this letter is a map showing the detour route and construction area, business owners can copy and distribute this map to their suppliers and customers.  Please see the village web site for future updates on the construction project: www.villageofblackcreek.com Please contact me if you have any questions, Thank you Steve Hackl Village of Black Creek Director of Public Works 920-419-5333


On Sunday 8/29/21 between 3 am and 3 pm, the Village of Black Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant experienced a Treatment Facility Overflow. The overflow was caused by the inflow and infiltration of rain/ground water into the sanitary sewer collection system. Two consecutive nights of heavy rainfall totaling 6+ inches overwhelmed the capacity of the treatment plant early Sunday morning, and partially treated sewage overflowed from a treatment basin into a storm sewer which leads to the Black Creek. Best efforts were made by village staff to dike, damn, and divert as much of the overflow as possible back into the sanitary system but with the plant taking in 3-4 times what it was designed for, 100% containment was not achieved.

The partially treated wastewater that entered the Black Creek could create a risk to anyone that chooses to recreate in the Black Creek in the near future. As movement of the water and time persists, the risk for possible contamination will lessen. In cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources, Village staff is working diligently to assess and implement future protocols aimed at decreasing instances of overflow during high rain events. Your cooperation in communicating this information to anyone planning on recreating in the Black Creek in the near future is greatly appreciated.