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Burden Lake Sanitary Sewer Improvements
Burden Lake Sewer District Update – November 26, 2013
The following are several items of update and interest for our Sewer District residents:
- Property owners will be notified via direct mailing from the Town when the construction project completed and accepted by the Town for the purposes of connecting individual homes to the sanitary sewer system.
- Property owners in the sewer district will have at least 1-year from the date of the notice to make the connection to the sewer system, per the Sewer Use Law currently being developed by the Town.
- Property owners will be notified of the hearing for the Sewer Use Law at the appropriate time.
- The property owner is responsibility to select a contractor and schedule the work.
- A detail of a typical residential building connection to the grinder pump will be provided to property owners per the direct mailing referenced above. The resident’s plumber will need to determine any specific additional improvements required to make the connection per prevailing code.
- Prior to backfilling the grinder pump connection made by the selected contractor, the Town must inspect the work and give the resident approval before the pump may be used. The inspection should be scheduled by your plumber with the Town.
- All sewage connections must be disconnected from the septic tank.
- Per Town Sewer Use Law which is under development, all septic tanks (including concrete tanks), must be pumped out and filled with suitable material after connection is made to public sewers.
- Please note that is it is illegal to connect sump pumps, footer drains, roof drains, or any other type of “clean water” drain/appurtenance to the public sewer system. Violators will be subject to fines per the Town’s Sewer Use Law currently being developed by the Town.
- For next winter season, if you are a seasonal resident to the sewer district, you will be given winterization protocols from the Town that must be performed prior to leaving for the season. Please note that property owners do not need to do anything with the grinder pumps for this winter season, but winterization protocols will be provided by the Town after connections are made for seasonal properties.
- An Owner's Guide for grinder pumps will be provided explaining the grinder pump system with the direct mailing to property owners.
- The Town owns and will maintain the grinder pumps for each resident. In the case of an alarm or problem with the pump, there will be a sticker with contact information of who to call to service the pump.
- For future reference, in the case of lost power, the pumps do have the capability to be connected to an emergency generator. The Town will not be providing emergency power for the grinders in the system and will be up to the resident to provide emergency power in a safe way per National Electrical Code and grinder pump manufacturer’s instructions.
- For future maintenance of the pump, residents must not cover the plastic cover to the pump in their lawn following construction. The cover is not rated for vehicular traffic; do not drive over or park on or near it.
- Construction activities for the project are scheduled to close by middle of December and the Town’s contractor is scheduled to return in the spring (late April – early May, weather dependent) to restore all lawns and disturbed areas. They will also complete paving of all roads at that time.
More details about the project are available at the Burden Lake Sewer Project page.
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ROUSE Program available
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