Public Service Announcement for Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District

For property and business owners in the KLWTD Service area (between mile marker 106 and mile marker 92) who are currently connected to the KLWTD central sewer system, the following information is provided to assist you with hurricane preparedness relative to your sewer system:

While the central collection system and processing plant are designed to operate during most significant storm events, there are a few conditions where service may be interrupted. It is important that you understand these situations. Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with these procedures and keep this information in a safe place.

Condition

WIDE SPREAD POWER OUTAGES

Restrictions

None

 

More Information

District facilities are on generator back-up and are regularly tested and prepared for power interruptions. If you have an on-site system, however, you may need to conserve sewer usage until power is restored to your home.

EXTREME WIND

WITH RAIN

Reduced

Usage Recommended

Heavy rain with extreme winds (over 50 Mph), can pose a

threat to power generators. The system may be temporarily interrupted during these periods but will be restored immediately after.

FLOODING Reduced

Usage Recommended

Rising water above the in-home drains can allow for the

infiltration of large amounts of water into the sewer system. During periods of flooding, portions of the collection system may be temporarily shut down to avoid overwhelming the system.

MANDATORY Reduced During periods of mandatory evacuations, service may be
EVACUATIONS Usage interrupted. However, the system will be restored usually
  Recommended before re-entry is allowed to the general public.

What does “Reduce Usage Recommended” mean: Refrain from using washing machines and dishwashers, minimize sink usage, flush solid human wastes as needed but allow limited amounts of liquid wastes to accumulate in a toilet bowl (for short periods of time only) before flushing.

REPORT SEWAGE LEAKS OR SYSTEM FAILURES TO OUR OFFICE AT 305-451-4019

NEVER DRAIN STORM WATERS INTO THE SEWER SYSTEM IT IS AGAINST THE LAW

Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District

305-451-4019   www.klwtd.com

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