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REDUCE INFLOW AND INFILTRATION (I/I)

 

Working together, we can protect our health, our homes and our environment

I/I costs everyone

I/I is clear water—storm water and groundwater—that enters the wastewater system. It overloads the system and can cause costly sewer backups into homes and buildings. I/I can also cause sewer overflows into rivers and lakes.

 

Protect your home and community

 

Up to 80% of I/I comes from private sources, including defective sewer service lines and improperly connected sump pumps, downspouts and foundation drains. Excessive I/I increases the need to build larger and more expensive sewer pipes and treatment facilities.

You can reduce inflow and infiltration

Property owners can:

  • Inspect and repair damaged sewer service lines.

  • Replace older clay pipes that are beyond their service life.

  • Make sure sump pumps and building drains are not connected to the sanitary sewer system. (click the link below to see examples)

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