2019 Sanitary Sewer Letter
Friday, February 08, 2019
February 7, 2019
To City of Redfield Residents and Businesses:
During the past couple of months, the City of Redfield has seen four instances of cloth rags in the sanitary sewer lift stations. These rags have clogged and stopped both pumps from working; which today almost lead to sanitary sewer backup in residences, shops, etc. Enclosed is a picture of the rags wrapped around one of the pumps. If this happens again in the sanitary sewer lift station pumps the City of Redfield per City Ordinance 13.08.010 will inspect each hookup to ascertain where the rags are coming from.
Please see the City ordinance below for prohibited discharges:
13.12.180 - Prohibited discharges.
No person(s) shall discharge or cause to be discharged any of the following described water or wastes to any public sewers:
A. Any gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive liquid, solid or gas;
B. Any waters containing toxic or poisonous solids, liquids or gases in sufficient quantity, either singly or by interaction with other wastes, to contaminate the sludge of any municipal system, injure or interfere with any sewage treatment process, constitute a hazard to humans or animals, create a public nuisance, or create any hazard in or have an adverse effect on the waters receiving any discharge from the treatment works. Each use which discharges any toxic pollutants which cause an increase in the cost of managing the effluent or the sludge of the Redfield treatment works shall pay for such increased costs;
C. Solid or viscous substances in quantities or of such size capable of causing obstruction to the flow in proper operation of the wastewater facilities such as, but not limited to ashes, cinders, sand, mud, straw, shavings, metal, glass, rags, feathers, tar, plastics, wood, underground garbage, whole blood, paunch manure, hair, and fleshings, entrails and paper dishes, cups, milk containers, etc., either whole or ground by garbage grinders.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at City Hall.
Adam L. Hansen
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