What is a sanitary sewer overflow?

The intentional or intentional diversion of flow from a sanitary sewer collection system that occurs before the head works of a sewage treatment plant. SSOs include discharges to waters of the United States as well as diversions to public or private property and the environment that do not reach waters of the United States, such as basement flooding.

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1. What is Clean H2O40?
2. What is a consent decree?
3. Why do sewer overflows occur and why are they a concern?
4. What is a sanitary sewer overflow?
5. What is a combined sewer overflow?
6. Is SD1 required to eliminate sewer overflows?
7. Do other cities experience sewer overflows?
8. How much will my rates go up because of the Clean H2O40 program?
9. How can I help improve water quality?