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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 30, 2014

Sewer overflows continue in Fairfield

May 30, 2013

The city of Fairfield experienced nine separate sanitary sewer overflows that resulted in approximately 1.8 million gallons of untreated wastewater to be discharged Tuesday and Wednesday.

Due to the rain totals of 4.92 inches from Friday through Wednesday, the city’s sewer system received more wastewater than it could handle. The city advises the community to avoid area creeks and streams for 24 hours after the rain ceases.

The city is currently in design stage as well as flow studies with McClure engineering and French-Reneker Associates to evaluate solutions to the inflow and infiltration issues. There will be many sanitary sewer upgrades as well as treatment plant upgrades being started in the near future that will help alleviate the overflows. This is a large scale project that will be completed on a relatively short time span. The second part of the elimination of sanitary sewer overflows is inspection of private lines that may lead to property owner repairs of their defective sewer lines. The Communities main goal is protection of public health and preserving our states waters.

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