UPDATED OCTOBER 1, 2020:
IT IS ILLEGAL TO TAMPER WITH SEWER PITS AND CAPS
SEWER PITS ARE NOT STORM DRAINS
VIOLATIONS WILL BE IMPOSED FOR TAMPERING
During the heavy rainfall on September 12, 2020, a number of 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 affects all areas served by the wastewater system from Islamorada to Key Largo. The Village needs all residents to be aware that such tampering is not allowed. Violations will be imposed upon residents or others that continue to tamper with the wastewater system.
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.
Please help Islamorada get this important message to everyone by sharing it with your local friends and neighbors. Questions can be addressed by the Village’s Wastewater Utility Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-664-6450.
If you witness someone tampering with the sewer system, during non-business hours, please call the wastewater emergency hotline at 305-359-0813 to report the tampering. If you are able to take photos as proof of the violation, please submit the photos via email to email@example.com.