During the recent heavy rains, the flow into the Cascade Shores Wastewater Treatment Plant increased significantly. Public works officials say that’s usually an indication that there may be leaks in the collection system, allowing storm water to enter the sewer collection pipes. The additional flow to the plant potentially increases the cost to treat sewage at the treatment plant, and can cause environmental damage. Nevada County Supervisor Nate Beason’s district includes Cascade Shores, and he says the system will be tested in the next few weeks.
Cascade Shores has one of the most expensive Wastewater treatment plants in the County. The 75 property owners hooked up to the system are paying a little over $200 a month in fees. Beason says he has applied for funding to build a new system.
If they get the funding it would stabilize the cost and eventually reduce the cost.
As for the smoke testing, County officials say reminder notices will be given to residents at least 24 to 48 hours prior to work in the specific area.