Congress takes an interest in sewer overflows
February 5, 2009
Representative Timothy Bishop (D-NY)
has introduced HR 753
in the US House of Representatives, a resolution to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control act to require wastewater systems and sewer agencies to notify the public within 24 hours of a sewer overflow and create a complete database of sewer overflows for public review. The need for quick responses to sewer overflows is part of the reason for a recent surge in interest in our portable lift stations
, which can be used to provide automatic, unattended operation at sites where wastewater pump stations have failed due to mechanical problems or loss of power.
last revised February 2009