Like many cities in Iowa, Cedar Falls faces a challenge with its sanitary sewer system. During very wet weather the sanitary sewer system is overloaded by excess groundwater and rainwater (clear water). Overloaded sewers lead to basement backups and overflows of untreated sewage into the river. This is a health concern and environmental issue. The City will be conducting sump and lateral inspections in the North Cedar Heights / Park Drive area this spring. The inspections will be checking for clear water cross-connections from private sources such as sump pumps, seepage collection drains, area drains, and footing drains.
The City will be holding an in-person public information meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 6:00 PM in the Community Center located at 528 Main Street. Topics to be discussed include background information on why the City is conducting this program, scheduling, inspections, next steps, and a Q&A.
If you have any questions, please contact Luke Andreasen at (319) 268-5165. Please also feel free to check out the Park Drive I&I Reduction Project website at www.parkdrii.com.