Carrollton, IL suffering sewer problems.
A special meeting of the Carrollton City Council's Water and Sewer Committee was held, where homeowners and council members discussed various options.
While a short-term solution for the affected residents would be individual injection grinder pumps, that solution would direct the backed-up sewer water to another area of the town, creating problems for other residents.
An alternate option was recommended calling for 44 manholes to be rehabilitated, which should reduce ground water infiltration from 30 to 50 percent, thus reducing the potential for sewer back-ups. This option also would reduce the overall flows to the existing wastewater treatment plant, resulting in a reduction of operating costs.
Still needing to be determined are the exact number of residents currently on illegal 4-inch sewer lines in the section of town affected by sewer back-up problems. Several years ago, the 4-inch sewer lines were placed in the area of a newer housing development, either by the city or the developer. However, they do not meet code, and a permanent solution must be found.