Why is I&I a problem?

The excess clear water from I/I problems uses sanitary sewer capacity needed for the City wastewater treatment ponds. This results in limiting development opportunities in the area, potential sewer backups and increased maintenance costs for needlessly putting clear water through the wastewater treatment process.  Water that goes down any drain in your house leads to the sanitary sewer system and eventually ends up at the City wastewater treatment ponds, where it is treated before being released back into the environment.  Wastewater from Moose Lake and Windemere Township travels through the City’s sanitary sewer system to the waste water treatment ponds.  The City of Moose Lake also permits any new connections to the sanitary system.  When the ponds are at their capacity, new connections for development can be limited or even denied.  Therefore, the City is investing in local reduction remedies to urge compliance and ultimately increase wastewater pond capacity and operating costs.  Since sanitary sewer rates are based on the number of gallons that flow through the City sanitary sewer system, treating clear water is costly to everyone.  

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1. Why is Point of Sale Inspection Required?
2. Who is subject to an inspection?
3. What is the fee?
4. What is inflow and infiltration?
5. Why is I&I a problem?