River Hills, is conducting a Private Property Infiltration and Inflow (PPI&I) Reduction Program. As part of this program, the Village is reimbursed funds for the inspection and repair of private sanitary sewer laterals (the section of pipe that carries wastewater from the home to the Village sewer main).
The reason for the program is to reduce Inflow & Infiltration in, which is water other than sewage (most often rain water) entering the sanitary sewer system. The sanitary sewer system was designed to handle all waste from your bathrooms, kitchens, showers, etc. As such, the addition of rain water inundating the system during heavy rain events can cause the pipes to surcharge, potentially leading to basement backups. To help reduce the likelihood of possible backups, the Village is participating in MMSD’s program.
As part of the program, the Village may need to have your private sanitary sewer lateral inspected for defects that can allow water seepage into the laterals. To do this, the Village needs your permission to (a) access your yard above the location of your sewer lateral, and (b) televise your lateral. Upon receiving your permission, the Village will hire a contractor to perform the investigation, which may include dyed water injection into the ground above the sewer lateral while simultaneously televising of the lateral to find potential leakage of dyed water.
The Village will be using MMSD funding for the investigative work at no cost to property owners. If defects are found, MMSD funds will be used for the repair and rehabilitation of up to 50 feet of the lateral from the public sewer main. Any necessary repairs to the lateral past this point will be the responsibility of the property owner.
If you would like to participate, please return the consent form to the Village Hall. (You will find the link below.)
Also below click on the link to open a letter with frequently asked questions. This letter will help you better understand some of the features of this program and why it is important to address these issues before they become more difficult and expensive to repair.
If you have any questions, please contact
Your anticipated cooperation is greatly appreciated.