Flood cleanup in Downtown Burlington is underway and has reached a point where a decision has been made to perform a trial start-up of the individual sewage pumps at the Market Street Lift Station, as well as the mechanical bar rake which normally screens solids from the sewage.
The trial start-up will begin today at 11am. If it goes well, the station will be put on-line and the sewage within the Valley Street/Hawkeye Seperated Sanitary Sewer System, and the basements of those customers connected to that system, should begin draining to the station.
If everything works, or if there are issues today, nothing will be completely back to normal until they receive the replacement actuator, which needs to be installed for the station to function properly. It could be until the first week in August until the part arrives and is connected.