Skip to main content OCONTO – Flood waters created problems for both Oconto city officials and residents over the weekend. Just before 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the city asked residents to restrict their water usage. That included customers in the towns of Little River and Pensaukee, who are also served by the city’s wastewater plant. While initially reported as being over capacity, flooding was to blame at one of the lift stations, which was covered by 1.5 to 2 feet of water, said Jeremy Wusterbarth, the city’s Superintendent of Streets and Public Works. The lift station was bypassed by pump to a gravity sewer. “We were able to get (the lift station) sandbagged later in the afternoon, and then got it caught up so we got it operating again,” he said. The restriction was lifted about 6 p.m. The lift station flooding was the result of continued high water along the bay, which floods when storms blow toward the harbor and Bayshore Road. Bayshore Road, Harbor Road and Splinter Causeway were closed Sunday morning because […]