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Sewer System
by Peter Schulz

Because of the risk of flooding the individual first floor townhome, condo, and apartment units with waste water, every effort must be made by all residents to minimize the the amount of waste water put into the system during a power outage.

Normal Operation: Waste water from the individual units flows by gravity to the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department (PBCWUD) owned and operated Wastewater Pump Station, located across the street from the Clubhouse.

There the waste water is stored in a well and periodically pumped into the main sewer line on Flavor Pict Road where it continues to flow by gravity and pumps to the waste water treatment facility on Hagen Ranch Road.


Waste Water Pump Station #685

Waste Water Pump Station #685 is dedicated to serving Green Cay Village. It is a state-of-the-art telemetry station, so the PBCWUD can tell if thereís a problem with the waste water pump station via a radio feed. Also, the PBCWUD can use the radio feed to pump the waste water pump station down before a hurricane and determine after a hurricane when the waste water pump station will need to be pumped down by a generator.

Power Outages: In the event of a power outage, waste water from the individual units will fill the well first and then the gravity feed piping system leading to the well. When the well and the piping system are full, additional waste water from the individual units will overflow the first floor townhome, condo, and apartment toilets. The time to overwhelm the system could be as little as a few hours to at most a day depending on usage.

Because of the risk of flooding the individual first floor townhome, condo, and apartment units with waste water, every effort must be made by all residents to minimize the the amount of waste water put into the system during a power outage.

When thereís no electricity, residents arenít washing clothes or running the dishwasher. That leaves taking showers, usually cold as there is no hot water, and flushing the toilet. Residents should limit water use and not take showers, or only very short ones, and only flush the toilet when necessary ("When it's yellow let it mellow, When it's brown, flush it down") until power is restored.

Also, if there is a drop in water pressure during or after a power outage, residents should assume there is a boil water notice in effect until notified otherwise by the PBCWUD.

Backup Generators: The PBCWUD has approximately one portable generator for every five waste water pump stations in the county. These generators are trailer mounted and stored at the Wakodahatchee PBCWUD facility which is less than a mile from Green Cay Village. In the event of an an extended power outage, the PBCWUD uses these portable generators, on a rotational basis, to empty the wells in the waste water pump stations throughout the county.

In addition to the PBCWUD owned portable generators, some communities have dedicated generators that the county stores and maintains for the communities for a 10 year lease fee of $26,395, payable over two years. However, given the current one to five coverage ratio and the closeness of Green Cay Village to the generator storage area, Robert Nelton, PBCWUD Senior Public Relations Specialist, does not recommend that Green Cay Village lease a portable generator.

Credits: My special thanks to Robert Nelton, PBCWUD Senior Public Relations Specialist, for providing most of this information and for answering my emails in such a timely fashion. It's nice to know that "public servants" really do serve the public. Thank you Robert!

 
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