Pay to find water infiltration


To the Editor,

The average home in La Conner consumes 324 cubic feet of water each month, and pays a sewer bill of $53.41 per month.

The average inflow and infiltration (ground water) is 37.76% at the sewer plant. If I&I could be reduced by 50%, the bill for sewer service could be reduced to $40.72. At 25% the bill would be $42.69, and at 10% it would be $43.68.

There is a 97% correlation between rainfall and I&I. Maybe some of the homes have their roof drains connected to the sewer. That is a no-no.

The Town Council allocated $50,000 in 2020, and another $50,000 in 2021, to rehabilitat...

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