What are sanitary sewer overflows?

Sanitary sewer overflows are when raw sewage backs up in the pipes underground and escapes through the manholes in the streets. These overflows are caused by damaged pipes or when blockages occur due to items that are flushed down the toilet or put down the drain that should not be. These items include all wet wipes, fats, oils, grease, etc.

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1. What charges are reflected on my water bill?
2. Why are my rates changing?
3. How much will my bill change?
4. How will BWA invest the additional funds?
5. What are sanitary sewer overflows?
6. How does BWA change rates?
7. Will my rates change in the future?