posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 02:53 PM
reply to post by notsofast
That's the part that is strange. They aren't looking for "bad" water (which one would think since they claim this is a drive by the EPA), they
are looking for "clear water" - that means your gutters dumping rain water into the sewer system or sump pumps from basements pumping water into the
Why do they care? Volume. Sewer systems are not Storm Collections systems. If hundreds or thousands of homes/business are dumping/pumping water
from rain storms into the sewer system, then during a large "rain event" the sewer system can get hammered, clogged, and overflow (that's the part
where the EPA comes in).
When the sewers overflow they can spill into ground water supplies, creeks, etc., and that's what the EPA doesn't like.
So to prevent that, it is actually illegal to connect "clear water" sources into the sewer system. They have a separate "Storm Water Collections"
system to handle that stuff.
But here's the B.S.: they are saying EVERYONE will be considered violators UNLESS they can inspect your home and PROVE you are INNOCENT.
Like I said, they are walking a thin line there, legally, some could argue even crossed the line.