Q: What is the purpose of this project?
A: The purpose of this project is to replace failing septic systems. Connecting to a public collection system will eliminate the potential for wastewater leaking into ground water, wells and neighborhood lakes and streams.
Q: How does construction affect my property?
A: If your property is part of the Sewer System Improvement Area (SSIA), we will install a grinder pump in the area of your existing septic tank. The lateral pipe that connects your property to the old septic tank will remain and be connected to the grinder pump. Then we will connect your grinder pump to the new sewer main through a new lateral pipe. We will pump all wastewater from your septic and decommission your system.
Q: What is included with the project?
A: The construction and all infrastructure. This includes sewer mains, lateral lines, grinder pumps, manholes, decommissioning of septic systems, restoration of disturbed properties and newly paved roads.
Q: Do I need to provide anything to ensure my property is connected?
A: Yes , All residents must install an electric disconnect box on the outside of their property to provide electricity to the grinder pump. By code, this is a 220-volt, 30-amp two pole disconnect. It must have 4 wires. This means 2 hot wires, 1 neutral wire and 1 ground wire.
Additionally, all residents must sign a construction easement and a utility easement. This allows the construction crew to enter your property without risk of trespassing and frees the property owner of any liability if the construction crew is injured. The utility easement gives JCSPD the right to enter your property for the sole purpose of maintaining the sewer line. An easement is required to connect to the public sewer main.
Q: Will JCPSD contact me if there’s a problem during construction?
A: Yes, JCPSD mails a service application to every property owner. The purpose of this application is to gather current contact information. It makes communication near impossible when the property owner doesn’t complete and return the application.
Q: What will my monthly utility rate be?
A: The District currently charges a residential flat rate of $49.66 in your area. All new customers also are required to pay a $100 security deposit.