PUBLIC WORKS AND 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 numbers 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 described herein be added to sewer basins 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, part of 22, 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 numbers 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 are 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.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to add sewer basin nos. 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 to sewer basins 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, part of 22, 25 and 26 as basins designated for focused enforcement of the city’s I&I reduction program efforts. The affected properties are generally located between 14th Avenue East and 14th Avenue West and between Park Point and Rice Lake Road. These basins are 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 basins are being added to the areas of concentrated enforcement as the area next most in need of such a focus.