DePue dives into sewer back-up issues
DEPUE – The flooding caused by heavy April rains left several Bureau County residents with sewage backup floating in their basements. The issue has prompted several village boards, including DePue, to begin investigating ways to solve the issues causing the back up.
At this week’s village board meeting, DePue Trustee Dan Hoffert brought up the idea of purchasing a $6,570 flow meter, which would be used to measure water flow in the sewer pipes at given times of the day. Hoffert believes the flow meter will help narrow down or target problem locations in the piping that either need to be repaired or rerouted to allow better flow.
After the meeting, Hoffert said some villages rent out neighboring communities’ flow meters, however, when flooding occurs in all communities, available flood meters are hard to come by. This is a major reason why Hoffert believes the village would benefit from owning their own flow meter.
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