The way the City of Monticello handles its sewer problems STINKS!
December 27, 2014
For years, the City of Monticello has let critically needed repairs to its sewer system lag, especially along Pine St. For at least the past 10 years, untreated sewage backs up and overflows into the yards of residents on Pine St., and then ends up in the creek that runs behind the houses. This raw sewage is endangering the public’s health of the citizens in this area.
The last incident occurred on 12/8/14. The usual fix took place—after calls were made to the City, workers came out and spread lime on the raw sewage to keep the smell down and to absorb the sewage. Nothing was done (or has ever been done) to remove the fecal matter, toilet paper, or other noxious debris off the residents’ properties.
Where it all begins–it overflows on one side of the street
Flows all across the area
Then it flows through this pipe under the street, where arrow points to it
And ends up in the front yard across the street
Sewage runs all along the side of the front yard
Sewage also overflows in the back yard, shown at point of yellow arrow
and runs down the side and back of the yard and into the creek
Fecal matter, toilet paper and other noxious debris has been left in the yards of residents on Pine St. after sewage overflows approximately three or four times a year for at least the past 10 years. Where has the Health Department and the EPD been all this time?
According to the Monticello News (12/11/14), the City Council has finally agreed to provide funds to get this long-running health and environmental problem fixed.
Maybe this raw sewage nightmare will soon end for the residents on Pine St.
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