Sewer Operation News

The District has once again solved some infiltration and problems that lead to extra clear water flows that were coming from a private development on the west end of the lake. This will help reduce flows and costs. HOWEVER, now is the time the illegal sump pumps show their flow and we see our flows jump up. We can tell which homes are doing this and we are going to be implementing heavy fines to the residents that have their sump pumps hooked up to the sanitary sewer. I strongly recommend having a plumber change your connection, or fix it yourself. Sump pumps are to drain this clear water to the outside of your property to the lawn area or storm sewer NOT the sanitary sewer.

[From the April LPSD Newsletter]

Please Don’t Cause Sewer Alarms – They Cost You Money

The pump chart below shows a long pump run at station #7, which means the pump has debris caught up in it.

Sta # 7 long pump run

These long pump runs eventually cause pump failures. Flushing rags and other debris (like feminine products) down the toilet creates alarms and emergency calls to staff to respond, costing you and all the people in the district $ money!!

Sewer Alarm at Station #7

Alarm at Station #7 turns “RED” and creates an emergency call to staff

 

Read about how this debris clogs pumps and creates emergency’s that require staff to respond. See what is involved to correct the problem and how you can help avoid it and help keep the District user fees down.

Watch a video of maintenance staff removing and cleaning a pump.

 

Watch a video of the maintenance staff cleaning out the rags in the pump.

 

6th Annual Native Plant Sale

NativePlantSaleSaturday, May 10, 2014: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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For all gardeners that are interested in shoreline buffers or native plant gardens, the District is once again sponsoring the Pewaukee River Partnership to hold a Native Perennial Plant Sale, May 10th, from 9AM to 2PM. The location will be at the New Village of Pewaukee parking lot (old Sentry parking lot on Oakton Avenue). Plant list can and a flyer can be found on our website. You can also contact Charlie Shong directly by phone at 262-443-6737 to get some detailed information on plant list and types specifically for your rain garden, butterfly garden or lake buffer.
Over twenty varieties of plants will be offered with prices ranging from $2 to $2.75. The plants are in two inch pots. We have used these same types of plants from the same supplier for several years in our restoration projects and the library rain garden. We have always had excellent results. These plants make outstanding Mother’s Day gifts (May 11th).
For additional general information please call the District office, (262) 691-4485
Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Water Resource Educational fund at the District and the Pewaukee River Partnership.

Now Hiring!

The Shore Barge crew works hard.

The Shore Barge crew works hard.

Lake Pewaukee Sanitary District is looking to hire enthusiastic people to help with the lake operations this summer. The temporary summer employees work from early May until the end of August. The shift starts at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. with opportunities for overtime depending on lake conditions. Applications for the seasonal help will be accepted at this time. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

We also are considering applications for the lake supervisor position which will also share on-call duties in the sanitary sewer operations. Mechanical abilities are required for this position. Call Rita at (262) 691-4485 for more information.