Sacramento’s Substantial Sewer Amelioration Agenda

Most often when we think of a Park we imagine trees, playground, picnic area and scenic views. But that image may soon be changed as Sacramento’s McKinley Park is set to launch an extensive sewer project in the near future. The agenda includes a storage tank under the park’s baseball field. With ‘what to do about the problematic flooding incidents?’ being a topic of conversation, the solution seems to have found its way- to a temporary detention basin capable of holding accumulated rain and sewage during heavy storms. The city has a combined sewer system which has had its share

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Sacramento’s Hydrology, Landscaping, and Lateral Loans

Sacramento is full of cultural treasures, museums and parks. It has also experienced significant, sometimes devastating, flooding. With the city being particularly susceptible to sewer damages, overflows and landscaping challenges, a program to assist homeowners is expected to be a cost-effective program for neighborhoods within the city. The Sacramento Area Sewer District’s Upper Lateral Loan Program has saved homeowner’s hundreds of dollars with low-interest loans of up to $15,000. The loan is intended for the repair or replacement of upper laterals, as this can be an expensive process. The loans must be paid back within 5 years and will have

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Mill Valley Takes Precautions for a Winter Storm

The City of Mill Valley is preparing for a winter storm, power outages, and all high tide events. It’s also important that residents make provisions for their property in case of wind and water damage. Having sand bags on hand and readily available for use, in the event they are needed, is advisable. Sand and bags can be purchased at local hardware stores. Have battery-operated radios with fresh batteries ready for updates on storm conditions and power outages. It’s a good idea to have battery-operated flashlights on hand, as well. If your power goes out, unplug or turn off all

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