CBJ calls for immediate halt to discharge of non-biodegradable materials in sewers

    Photo courtesy of CBJ

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) -The CBJ wastewater treatment facility at Auke Bay has recently been inundated with a version of a disposable industrial mop head.

    The mop head is clogging the facility and interfering with the wastewater treatment process.

    The CBJ Utilities Division asks that those responsible for discharging this and similar non-biodegradable materials to Juneau's sewer system halt this practice immediately and dispose of these materials properly as solid wastes.

    Discharges of this type of material or any substance into the CBJ sewers that interferes with the sewer or treatment system and directly threatens waterways and marine life are legally prohibited as per CBJ's sewer code. (75.02.080 (a))

    Below: The industrial mop head causing the problem. (Photo courtesy of CBJ)

     

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