WHAWPCA personnel may be visible in your neighborhood as they continue dye testing (and smoke testing if necessary) of private sewer laterals throughout the system in order to identify possible sources of infiltration and inflow entering the public sewers.
Please note: the discharge of FRENCH DRAINS, ROOF DRAINS, DRIVEWAY DRAINS, YARD DRAINS, SUMP PUMPS and any other sources of extraneous water into the public sanitary system is prohibited by municipal ordinances throughout the service area.
The sewer inspections required by municipal ordinance prior to transfer of property ownership are more detailed than the dye testing described above. During these inspections, Authority personnel will view the inspection stack, vent trap assembly and stack, and video the sewer lateral to check for soundness. Destinations for any downspouts, area drains, sump pumps, etc. will be confirmed. It is important to note:
- This is not an "optional" inspection - it is required by your municipality and must be completed prior to any transfer of ownership of property in the WHAWPCA's service area.
- The first step in meeting this requirement is completing an Application for Document of Certification (available at the Authority office, or via the link below) and returning it with the required filing fee. The contact person named on the form will then be contacted to schedule the inspection.
- Someone must be present at the inspection to allow Authority personnel access to the basement/lower level of the building.