City of Yachats City Council and Commission Minutes
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Sewer Water Quality Information
Why are wastewater treatment plants important? Because, wastewater treatment plants help us enjoy life to the fullest. They protect the public's health from disease-causing bacteria and viruses. Treatment plants actually disinfect wastewater, eliminating many harmful organisms. Second, they protect water quality so that we can enjoy clean oceans, lakes, streams and rivers. The National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) establishes effluent limits for all point-source discharges in the United States. The limits imposed on each discharger are determined by the receiving water's capacity to assimilate the waste, as well as the use of the water. Water intended for drinking requires more protection than water used only for boating. All water quality should be suitable for swimming and fishing.
To help keep the Yachats sewer system running smoothly and effectively please follow these "conservation" tips.