The District set an aggressive goal of removing at least 30% of the wet weather induced flow. Such a flow reduction is critical, because limited land is available for expanding the existing wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), and the costs associated with constructing a second WWTP are prohibitive.
To accomplish the 30% inflow reduction, the District has embarked on a unique 10-year corroborative program with their service communities. Through a series of workshop meetings, a detailed plan was developed that outlined a multifaceted approach to reducing infiltration and inflow. The plan was organized as a series of specific, measurable and achievable milestone steps.
Through multi-jurisdictional cooperation and public and private efforts, the District has set the stage for an aggressive regional clear water reduction. Strategies developed in the program will serve communities as they continue to eliminate sources of inflow and set procedures in place that will help them maintain a proactive position and a properly functioning collection system. Community technical and administrative staff and residents are equally informed and have a unified sense of goals. Continued technical assistance will guide communities through the process and help measure success.