Wastewater Discharges at Sun Valley Lake
ELLSTON – The DNR received reports of two separate wastewater discharges at Sun Valley Lake near Ellston.
In the 1200 block of Lakeview Drive, about 300 gallons of wastewater overflowed about 10 a.m. Saturday morning. An estimated 100 to 150 gallons of wastewater reached the lake. The discharge area has been limed. Landowners at the private lake were immediately notified of the discharge by email.
In a separate incident, a tank line broke shortly after noon Saturday at a lot in the 3000 block of Fairview, discharging about 100 gallons of untreated wastewater. None of the wastewater reached the lake. The area around the discharge has been limed.
The wastewater systems at Sun Valley Lake are under a plan to upgrade facilities. Also, as homes or lots are sold, the systems are inspected and replacements are installed as needed.