Spring Valley sewer violators effecting more than just sewers

Spring Valley City Sign

Spring Valley City Sign – Studstill Media Photo

SPRING VALLEY – Sewer violators in Spring Valley could financially set the city back. According to Spring Valley sewer treatment operator, Rob Baracani, findings in the city’s sewer system like sock, baby wipes and mop heads is causing pump failures, costing the city thousands of dollars. Baracani says over the past two years they’ve experience six pump failures throughout the city. Although the wide range of un-flushable items have been narrowed down to a subdivision in the city, Baracani says if this continues to be a problem, the department may have to look into upgrading equipment, that may effect rates to absorb the costs of replacing pumps. He says some of the bigger pumps can cost nearly 10,000 to replace.