About $30 million worth of projects lower on the priority list remain in limbo, absent another funding source, though Recklaus added that some benefits can be accomplished through the program that provides access to storm sewers
The design projects have included sanitary sewers; lift stations, force mains, wastewater treatment, storm sewers
, water treatment and water mains.
The storm sewer
that carries water away from our yard during a rainstorm can also carry pollutants from our yard into a lake or stream.
As concern grew about discharges from a storm sewer
outfall at Library Park, jus yards from the city's popular beach, the problem was quickly evaluated and an action plan an developed.
EPA has awarded $123,000 to the city of Wichita, KS, for improvements to its storm sewer
Actual placement of the storm sewers
may require modifications in the field because of conflicts with sanitary sewers, gas, electric, and other utility lines.
"The joints in storm sewers
don't even have to be water-tight.
Since 2003, 297 urbanized cities and towns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire have been subject to an EPA general permit, which sets requirements for reducing pollution discharges from storm sewers
. Among other requirements, the communities must produce maps of their storm sewers
, pass an ordinance or by-law prohibiting non-stormwater discharges to the storm sewers
, and implement a plan to find and remove improper connections to the storm sewers