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A little Water and Sewage Problem

Over this past week I was on the east coast enjoying a much needed vacation, Sioux Falls was getting hammered with rain for a few days. Well over 8” in some parts.

To top it all of we still have residents that connect their sump pumps to the storm drains in the basement, this along with blockage and massive amounts of rainfall a sewer main broke causing sewer backups into peoples basements. The Sioux Falls water treatment has been over capacity and has had to release waste water into the Big Sioux. Yet residents continue to water their lawns, just this morning I saw a business with it’s sprinklers on.  WTF???

The city has asked home and business owners to stop watering their lawns.
The city says this will help reduce the flow of water to the already overtaxed sanitary sewer system.

Despite that signs warning of a biohazard line the shore at Covell Lake, and along the Big Sioux. No boating, no fishing and especially no swimming is allowed.

Yuck what a mess.