Why is inflow and infiltration a problem?
Inflow and Infiltration belongs in storm sewers or on the surface of the ground, and not in the wastewater system. When it gets into the wastewater system, it must be treated like sanitary waste and this raises costs. Too much often causes sewer backups and overflows when it rains.

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1. How does the Wastewater Collection System Work?
2. Where does our wastewater go?
3. What is inflow and infiltration?
4. Why is inflow and infiltration a problem?
5. What is an erroneous connection to the wastewater system?
6. How does Santa Rosa Water identify inflow and infiltration?
7. How can inflow and infiltration be prevented?
8. What are Sewer backups/blocks and how are they prevented?