A Consent Order and Agreement is a legal agreement with PADEP to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows. It states you must stop I&I or anything else that may cause a sanitary sewer overflow.
Dover Township is inspecting basements and downspouts to make sure there are no ground or rain water connections to our sanitary sewer system. This helps reduce I&I. It is also part of our Consent Order Agreement with PADEP.
I&I stands for Inflow and Infiltration? Inflow Examples (down spouts, sump pumps, foundation drains, uncapped cleanouts or vent pipes, or anything else that allows ground water to enter directly into a sanitary sewer system) Infiltration Examples ( cracked or broken lateral pipes, cracked or broken main line pipes, faulty pipe …
Only township employees should be accessing manholes.
Here a several things you can do to reduce your risk of sewer overflow: Do NOT pour grease, fats, and oils down your drain Do NOT use the sewer system as a means to dispose of food scraps. Do NOT use the toilet as a wastebasket. For more information, please …