IT IS ILLEGAL TO ALTER OR TAMPER WITH SEWER PITS AND CAPS.

SEWER PITS ARE NOT STORM DRAINS

IT IS ILLEGAL TO TAMPER WITH SEWER PITS AND CAPS

The wastewater system is designed to keep rain water and saltwater from entering the system through sewer pits and transmission lines. Infiltration of fresh water or saltwater into the system impacts the ability to treat and dispose of wastewater at the Key Largo Treatment Plant.

No person may tamper with or in any way alter any part of the wastewater system. The Village and all customers of the wastewater system are required to reduce infiltration and inflow of fresh water and saltwater into the system and to comply with all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. Regulations prohibit any tampering with the system.

During the recent heavy rainfall, a few Islamorada homeowners removed the clean-out caps from the sewer pits in front of their homes to allow stormwater to drain into the wastewater system. Such actions are illegal and could affect all areas served by the wastewater system from Islamorada to Key Largo. The Village wants to avoid implementing violation procedures against residents or others that tampered with the system and instead, inform everyone of that such tampering is not allowed. Action could be taken for continued or future violations.

Please help Islamorada get this important message to everyone by sharing it with your local friends and neighbors. Questions can be addressed by Suzi Rubio in the Village’s Wastewater Utility Department at suzi.rubio@islamorada.fl.us or 305-664-6450.