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SF Waste Water Plant In Better Shape, Homeowners Limit Water Use

June 18, 2014, 5:02 PM by Brady Mallory

SF Waste Water Plant In Better Shape, Homeowners Limit Water Use

Sioux Falls City leaders said the Waste Water Treatment Plant was in better shape on Wednesday. As we reported, more than 57 million gallons of water flowed through the treatment plant Monday night. That is nearly four times as much water as it usually handles in a day.

Mayor Mike Huether told homeowners to stop dumping sump pump water down floor drains, because that is what led to excess water going through the plant.

Homeowner Rebekka Peterson did her part as four inches of water trickled into her basement.

"It was kind of a headache," Peterson said.

But she let the water stand. She does not have a sump pump, and she covered up her floor drain so it would not make a bigger mess. 

"Part of it, I was kind of scared the sewage was going to come up in my basement.  I would much rather have clean water down there," Peterson said.

"It takes all of us to get through these types of events," Mark Cotter, Sioux Falls Public Works Director, said.

Cotter said homeowners, including Peterson, have helped the waste water treatment plant catch up. Cotter said if you are draining water from your sump pump, do so in your backyard or let it drain from a hose down your driveway. 

"It'll run down your driveway, into the curb and gutter, and into the storm intake -- which will take it to the river.  That's ideal," Cotter said.

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