Special Council Meeting
Sewer System Back-up
May 28, 2008
Mayor Piccolo Laurie Tryon, City Recorder
Councilmembers: John Daniels, Human Resource Director
Richard Tatton Pat Larsen, Finance Director
Excused: Councilmember McEvoy
This open meeting was held to discuss the City’s plan and procedure to evaluate the condition of the sewer system throughout the City.
Gary Sonntag stated that City staff will use special cameras
to go inside of the sewer lines and map the system on a rating schedule for a
full analysis. The City can then identify a plan to clean potential problem lines
and review which lines need to be replaced. Priority will be placed on
analyzing the system over a three year period with as much work done in house
as possible. The study would show that
The City responds to all matters as quickly as it can to minimize problems. The most recent improvements to the water and sewer department are the door hangers that have been printed to notify citizens 72 hours in advance when there is going to be work performed in the area. Citizens are then able to watch their own sewer for backups while their crews are working so that the City can immediately manage a problem before something negative occurs.
The last sewer backup problem on 400 South was due in part to grease build up on the sewer pipe walls. The grease may have come from local businesses that do not have grease traps. A meeting should be held to educate those business owners on what is involved with clogged sewer pipes due to grease build up. The City Attorney will send a letter to those local businesses inviting them to view the sewer video recordings and to work on the problem together.
Gary Sonntag will review today’s discussion
Meeting adjourned at 4:10 p.m. by Mayor Piccolo pursuant to the motion by