Sunday’s rain causes overflow
Fairfield experienced sanitary sewer overflows Sunday that resulted in a confirmed 351,176 gallons of untreated wastewater to be discharged.
The city received 2.25 inches of rain that occurred Sunday and through the night into Monday.
The discharges were from manholes 17-29 north of the wastewater facility that discharged to Crow Creek; manholes 4-8 located south of the country club; and manhole 15-14 which is located on the north side of Libertyville Road and south of Jefferson County Park.
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.
Many sanitary sewer upgrades and treatment plant upgrades will start in the near future that will help alleviate these types of storm overflows.
This is a large scale project that will be completed on a relatively short time span. The city’s main goal is protection of public health and preserving water.