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'__F , S ,,w O - IIEIF,- SI D . '- EIDIIN 3i I ni VIAIiD uj ol EIII* Lit 569743E 91 5364 ; 3421 89 E 7369254 4875361 258417 173298 8916723 62481517 fiHl. ll Hfm00 liP? Call (541) 367-2135 I I&I From page 1 means the rain took longer to fill up the treatment plant. "We didn't bypass as long either." The city is in the fourth phase of an inflow and infiltration re- duction project. Inflow and in- filtration is water that leaks into the sewer system through dete- riorating pipes or through cross connections to storm drains. Dur- ing heavy rain. I&I can cause the treatment plant to reach its maxi- mum capacity, forcing the city to bypass highly diluted but un- 5"Eab ;:; "  10# $4.99 25# $9.99 : 50# $16.99 treated wastewater into the South Santiam River. The city has spent nearly $15 million in four phases over the past decade to reduce I&I under an agreement with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, which agrees not to fine the city for the bypasses. The agreement expired on Jan. 2010. but the DEQ has been processing an extension request since the expiration and has not fined the city for bypasses. The rain event started on Jan. 17 and went through Jan. 19, dropping 2.92 inches on Sweet Home. The treatment plant by- passed 234.000 gallons of un- treated wastewater from 10:10 a.m. to 2:54 p.m. on Jan. 19. The city last bypassed 1.22 million gallons of water from 11:55 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Jan. 16.2011. That rain event ran from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16. with 2.2 inches of rain. Before that, the city bypassed 1.44 million gallons of rain from 12:39 p.m. on Dec, 29 to 4:45 a.m. on Dec. 30. That rain event lasted from Dec. 25 to Dec. 29. Santiam Feed and Garden 13Ih & Long ' ,,\\;cro fi'om the Post ()fl]cc 367-51:4 I I I I I Karl Giegl Sept. 26, 1925 - Feb. 26, 2011 Gone from sight, but not from our hearts. In loving memory of our dear father. grmadfafler and great-grmdfaflaer who passed away one year ago. Always a smile, instead of a frown. Always a helping hand, when one was down: Always true. daoughfful and kind, wonderful memories he left behind. Sadly missed by daughters Kymberly, Christine, Annelie, I I Mary June, and gTandchildren: Annamarie, Yvonne, Michelle, sha, their families and many friends. with 3.28 inches of rainfall. The bypasses in 2010 and 2011 followed the completion of Phase III of the I&I reduction project. This year's included par- tial completion of Phase IV. The numbers don't give a good accurate picture of how much actual reduction the city has had, Adams said. Flow testing next winter will provide a clearer picture of what's happening, but the numbers do show improve- ment. "I am happy that our work is proving to be effective," Adams said. "I will be more excited to learn the actual amount of reduc- tions we've done Once the current project is done and we get through the official flow testing." That will tell city officials how much more reduction it needs to attain and how much work the city must do to reach compliance with the DEQ, he said. "We've made very significant gains since (the late 1990s)," he said. The city estimated the flow in 2002 based on the best data available at the time. After a cou- ple of projects, the.city whittled down that flow significantly. Some of the reduction from the original flow estimate was the result of better data collection as well. Adams said. In 2002. the treatment plant 30 yrs. experience Free estimates Locally owned Tear-offs with no mess 1" Hand nailed, architect & 3tab shingles Snap lock, Hi rib metal & fiat roofs All workmanship guaranteed File photo Ames Creek pours into the South Santiam River after a big storm. could handle nearly 7 million gal- lons per day of wastewater. Dur- ing heavy rains, flows would peak at an estimated rate of 22 million gallons per day, a difference of 15 million gallons per day. After Phase I and Phase II of the reduction project, flows to the plant were measured at 15.3 million gallons per day, about 7 million gallons per day less than the original estimate and 8 mil- lion gallons per day more than the plant could handle. After Phase III. the flows A ..._., dTUARlr__.S No obituaries were reported by local mortuaries this week. were reduced to 12.7 million gal- lons per day, approximately 5.7 million gallons per day above the plant's maximum capacity. Phase IV started last sum- mer and will be finished toward the end of spring, Adams said. Whatever the flow number is af- ter Phase IV will determine how much work the city must do at the treatment plant in the future. The city is estimating that it will have 3 million gallons per day left to reduce following Phase IV. Adams said. "Hopefully we'll do better. We're supposed to be able to handle a lot more rain than we have without bypassing. There's a lot more work to be done. but we are making great strides at it." NEE:El/00 RID17 ? TAKE THE BUS! Foster Sweet Home ] Lebanon ] Albany Stops Include LBCC. Walmart & The Heritage Mall kinn Shuttle & Sweet Home Dial-A-Bus 541.367.4775 linnshuttle.com