Fix leaky sewer system now
June 2, 2021
Roughly 42% of the wastewater that is processed by the La Conner sewer plant is groundwater. This is called I&I (inflow and infiltration). There is a 95% correlation between rainfall and I&I, meaning that we have a pretty leaky sewer system. Whether it is the sewer mains or the side sewers that service each residence, the system is leaking.
The sewer system is 46 years old. It has a right to be leaky. The question is what are we doing about it.
For 2020 the Town Council appropriated $50,000 for rehabilitation of the collection system. Not a penny was spent. Thus far in 2021 $50,000 is bud...