Fragile Sewer System; “Don’t Flush” List
Posted By support on November 29, 2016
Dear Summerhouse Residents,
Just a reminder regarding the sewer system at Summerhouse:
In attempt to diligently preserve and maintain the Summerhouse sewage ejector pump system, the approved vendor, McNamara Pump and Electric, advises reminding the community that the sewage system is designed to handle ONLY human waste and a moderate amount of toilet paper.
WAIT! DON’T FLUSH!
Please be mindful of the sewage system in your community and DO NOT FLUSH THE FOLLOWING:
- Feminine products of any kind, including tampons and tampon applicators- even if they say “flushable” should never be flushed into the system.
- Cotton swabs
- Cotton balls
- Disposable wipes
- Disposable diapers
- Baby wipes
- Cleaning wipes or paper towels
Using the toilet for trash disposal of paper goods, haircut trimmings, food, rags, plastic of any kind etc., will cause the pump station to have problems or fail completely if the items are suctioned into the volute of the pump.
Pouring of solvents, paint, paint thinner, grease, oil or abrasive chemicals can cause cord damage to the pump.
If underwear or a rag is accidentally flushed into the system, call the McNamara office at (760)744-1895 and they will send out a service technician that day to clean and service the system.
The association appreciates residents’ compliance with the above recommendations to ensure that the sewage system is properly maintained. Failure to acknowledge these recommendations will result in costly repairs to the community.
For owners who lease their unit, please be sure that your property management company and/or tenant is advised of the fragile sewer system and that they comply with the “Don’t Flush” list. It may be beneficial to post this information in your home so that all who enter are made aware of this.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.