LACEY STEP SEWER CUSTOMERS ADVISED TO CONSERVE WATER
LACEY, WA, January 19, 2012: Lacey utility customers with a STEP sewer system who have lost power to their homes are reminded to conserve water. A STEP sewer system is essentially a septic tank that pumps into the public wastewater collection lines. Without power, a STEP tank will not empty and can overflow within a single day. Curtailing water use will generate less wastewater and prolong the capacity of the STEP tank, should the power outage continue.
If the power is out at your home and it is served by a STEP sewer system, please use water only for food preparation, toilet flushing, and hand washing. Please do not shower, wash dishes or laundry. If you are not sure if your home is served by a STEP sewer system, please assume that it is and minimize your water use during power outages.
Once power is restored, a STEP system alarm will sound. Customers must deactivate the alarm by physically pushing the reset button. One to two hours may elapse before the alarm sound subsides.
If you have questions about Lacey utility services, please call (360) 491-5644.
Peter Brooks, Water Resources Manager, (360) 491-5600, email@example.com