Whitefish Bay Private Property Program. June 6 th, 2011 Village Board Meeting Presented by Joan B. Hawley, P.E.

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1 Whitefish Bay Private Property Program June 6 th, 2011 Village Board Meeting Presented by Joan B. Hawley, P.E.

2 Private Property Program Elements Ordinance Revisions Downspouts Foundation Drain (FD) Disconnection and Sump Pump Installation Sewer Laterals Page 2 June 6, 2011

3 Clear Water - Clear Water Foundation Drain Downspouts Laterals Overland flows (basement windows) Stormwater (surface flow on streets) Sanitary Sewerage Laterals Surcharged sanitary sewers Page 3 June 6, 2011

4 Clear Water Sources Clear Water Sources: Window Wells Downspouts Foundation Drains Laterals Window wells Foundation Drains Internal & External (connected to sanitary sewer ) Downspouts See next slide for detail Sanitary Sewer Lateral Storm Sewer Lateral Sump ROW Schematic Ann Arbor, MI with revisions by Superior Engineering

5 Foundation Drain Connection Sanitary Sewer Clear Water Basement Foundation Wall Palmer Valve Sewer Plumbing to Fixtures Exterior Foundation Drain Interior Foundation Drain Sanitary Sewer Lateral to Village Sewers (Village sewers discharge to Milwaukee MSD to be treated) Page 5 June 6, 2011

6 Discussion points Long term program up to 20 to 30 years Need a place for the water to go (clear water and storm water) Sump pump discharge icing on streets Possible funding for sump pump installation Use existing certificate of compliance program for enforcement - expand Building Inspection increased inspections Page 6 June 6, 2011

7 Schedule 20 to 30 years Prioritize by model (basement backups are a symptoms properties upstream may contribute to downstream problems) Phase I - Begin 2011 Phase II Based on model results Flow monitoring results By sewer basins Page 7 June 6, 2011

8 Voluntary versus mandatory Voluntary programs anywhere from 1 to 98% success Will not meet clear water removal requirements PPII grant funding may not be approved Mandatory Fiscal issues Funding maybe available Page 8 June 6, 2011

9 Examples of Funding Types PPII Grant Program- limited pot of money Assessments Debt Service Storm Water Utility General Fund Sanitary/Water Fees Insurance Page 9 June 6, 2011

10 Ordinance/Policy Review Language updates Clarification of private sewer responsibility (when do they have to repair the lateral) Downspout disconnection from sanitary sewer enforcement immediately Foundation drain disconnection/sump pump installation Lateral Assessment Policy to be codified Stormwater revisions to meet MMSD rules Yard debris impact on stormwater Page 10 June 6, 2011

11 Downspout disconnect Ordinance Section Rain or Surface Water Drainage Section Connection to the Sanitary Sewer Prohibited Non-compliant properties Recommend immediate disconnection Notifications General notice posted on website and Village Disconnection issues Small lots Buried connections may go to storm Non-compliance how to enforce/fine Page 11 June 6, 2011

12 Foundation Drain (FD) Disconnection and Sump Pump Installation Program Chapter 13 Section Connection to the Sanitary Sewer Prohibited

13 FD procedure Disconnect foundation drain from sanitary sewer Install a sump pit and pump in the basement Connect foundation drains to sump pit Discharge from sump pump goes to: Sump lateral Yards Page 13 June 6, 2011

14 FD Program Elements Eliminate grandfather clause in ordinance to allow foundation drains before Feb 16 th, (13.55 (2)) Partial foundation drain disconnects need to be fully disconnected Page 14 June 6, 2011

15 Sump Pump Installation Costs $5,000 to $25,000 Plumbing & electric permits from Village Waive fees? Contract out inspections? Page 15 June 6, 2011

16 FD Disconnect & Sump Pump Install Phase I Page 16 June 6, 2011 Require disconnection IF a storm lateral sump on the property Specific properties within the Village Require disconnection within a time limit (Village to determine 180 days/1 yr or at the sale of the house whichever is earlier) Revise ordinance to require properties to connect to a sump lateral if available Require disconnection at: Sale of the property Building additions Foundation repairs

17 PHASE 2 Disconnection Requirements New storm sewer installation Areas identified by the model as contributing to clear water/identified poorly performing sewer sheds By sanitary sewer basins Page 17 June 6, 2011

18 Sanitary Sewer Lateral Replacement Program

19 Lateral Maintenance Section Sewer Drain for Each Building Maintenance the entire lateral is the responsibility of the property owner Upper Lateral from ROW to structure Lower Lateral from Village sewer main to ROW Page 19 June 6, 2011

20 Village Replaces Lower Lateral Property Owners Assessed Upper Lateral ROW to structure Page 20 June 6, 2011 Lower Lateral Sewer Main to ROW Sketch courtesy City of Austin Lateral is Property Owners Responsibility

21 Lateral Maintenance Lower Lateral (in ROW) - Village has the authority to replace it and assess the property owner Inspection/Enforcement vague Lower laterals replaced in ROW approx 800 Rehabilitation Option Line the entire lateral (budget $3,500 to $6, ft) Replacement Option $4,000 to $30,000 Page 21 June 6, 2011

22 Lateral Replacement Lateral inspection by Village or require property owner to prove? Will property owners accept that their lateral is old and leaking and needs to be replaced without an inspection? Voluntary versus mandatory replacement Page 22 June 6, 2011

23 Lateral Compliance Example All laterals would require a certificate of compliance to ensure that the lateral has been maintained and does not leak Burden of proof is on the owner Must test the lateral to ensure compliance (or replace the lateral) Replacements certificate is valid for 20 or 30 years Repairs/inspections - certificate is valid for 7 years Based on the San Francisco Bay code compliance Page 23 June 6, 2011

24 Lateral Replacement Examples Priority Areas based on the model Certificate of Compliance Sale of the House Foundation Work Building Additions Street Reconstruction Village Sewer Replacement ** Page 24 June 6, 2011

25 Lateral Replacement Structure Age House Age Replacement Time 1 Greater than 100 years 180 days 100 to 75 years 1 year 65 to 75 years 2 years 55 to 65 years 3 years 45 to 55 years 4 years 35 to 45 years 5 years 25 to 35 years 6 years 1 Or sooner based on other program elements such as sale of the house, foundation work Page 25 June 6, 2011

26 Funding - Laterals PPII grant funding is only for defined areas Consider alternative funding for the other areas not covered under PPII Sav R Bay Wastewater Treatment Agencies of Marin County Public Education Program Page 26 June 6, 2011

27 Sanitary Sewer Lateral Policy Recommendations Must be codified Eliminate link to street reconstruction Policy restricts the Village in tying the lateral replacement to the street reconstruction - Inconsistent requirement Not equitable to homeowners Documentation extensive All lower laterals in a project must be replaced (main to the ROW) All upper laterals (ROW to property) must be within 180 days to 1 year Current policy states the laterals are old and leaking Page 27 June 6, 2011

28 Storm Sewer (Sump) Lateral Policy Recommendations Must be codified Require all properties to be disconnect foundation drains within 6 months to 1 year (either discharge to grade or storm sump) Policy restricts the Village in tying the lateral replacement to the street reconstruction - Inconsistent requirement Not equitable to homeowners Documentation extensive Eliminate link to street reconstruction Page 28 June 6, 2011

29 Yard Debris Recommendations Impacts stormwater runoff Revisit ordinances Future public education programs to reduce debris in the street Page 29 June 6, 2011

30 Implementation/Enforcement Village resources - contract out Fair and equitable Public Education Review enforcement process Non-compliance letter, Specific time to comply Inspection Fines/Fees/Add to water bill Page 30 June 6, 2011

31 Summary Identify program trigger points Sale of the house Foundation repairs Priority areas Etc Implementation Schedule Fees/Funding Enforcement/Inspection Public Education Page 31 June 6, 2011

32 Sewer System Study Status Report June 6, 2011 Questions?

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