BY COUNCILOR JOHNSON:
WHEREAS, based on the recent history of actual sewer system overflows and the estimated flow of clear groundwater to the city’s sanitary sewer system originating in each of its sewer basins, the availability of city resources to reduce such flows under the city’s I&I program and the results anticipated from so allocating such resources, the director of public works and utilities has recommended that sewer basins 7 and 8 be added to sewer basins 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 25 and 26 as basins designated for inspection as provided for in Section 43-33 of the Code; and
WHEREAS, the council accepts said recommendation.
RESOLVED, that pursuant to the provisions of Section 43-33 of the Code, sanitary sewer basins 7 and 8 are hereby designated as districts in the city wherein the city can best utilize its available resources to reduce the amount of unpolluted water entering or infiltrating the city’s wastewater collection system and said basins are therefore designated as districts within which the city shall focus its enforcement efforts under Chapter 43 of the Code.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the director of public works and utilities is hereby directed to notify, in writing, the owners and persons in control of premises connected with the sanitary sewer within said districts to disconnect any prohibited drain or device within 90 days after the date of such notice in the manner prescribed for such notices in said Section 43-33.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to add sewer basins 7 and 8 to sewer basins 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 25 and 26 as basins designated for focused enforcement of the city’s I&I reduction program efforts. These basins are depicted on maps filed with this resolution and are provided to councilors.
Section 43-33 of the City Code calls for the council to designate the sanitary sewer basins in which the city can best utilize its resources to reduce the I&I. As many of the necessary applications for inspection and inspections have been completed, sewer basins 7 and 8 are being added to the areas of concentrated enforcement as areas next most in need of such a focus. The areas affected are in the Eastern Hillside neighborhoods from London Road up to and including UMD.