PUBLIC WORKS & UTILITIES COMMITTEE
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 a portion of Sewer Basin 22 described herein 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, that portion of sanitary Sewer Basin 22 lying west of Swan Lake Road is hereby designated as one of the 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 basin is therefore designated as a district 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 district 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.
PW&U/ATTY REA:nmj 3/12/2008
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to add the portion of Sewer Basin 22 lying west of Swan Lake Road 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. The affected properties abut the following streets: Walnut; Redbud; West Morgan; Timberline Lane; Ponderosa and Ponderosa Circle. This part of Basin 22 is depicted on the map filed with this resolution, which is 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, the affected portion of Sewer Basin 22 is being added to the areas of concentrated enforcement as the area next most in need of such a focus. The area affected is in the Duluth Heights neighborhood.