July 7, 2022
ATTENTION SSD RATE PAYERS:
Due to the Maine State Legislature passing LD 1911, the Sanford Sewerage District (SSD) will be faced with a significant increase in expenses starting in 2023, associated with new sludge disposal laws and regulations. The new law mandates that all biosolids be disposed of in a state-approved landfill as a way to contain the poly-perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) or more widely known as “forever chemicals”. Unfortunately, these landfills are located at some distance from our community, therefore transportation will be part of the increased expenses as well as the tipping fee.
Over the years, the Sanford Sewerage District has utilized many alternative ways of disposing sludge that reduces the costs on our rate payers. We are currently seeking the landfill that offers the District the best available pricing for tipping fees. However, the significant increases in costs brought on by this new law will require the district to raise our rates for our services. We intend to hold a public hearing on this matter sometime in October. Please do not hesitate to contact the Superintendent if you have any further questions.
On January 10, at 5PM, The District will hold a public hearing regarding the enactment of a policy entitled “Remote Meeting and Participation Policy”. The hearing will take place at the main office located at 281 River St, Springvale. Questions should be directed to the superintendent at 324 5313 or email@example.com
January 4, 2022
The Sanford Sewerage District Office will be open starting June 22, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.
- Birding at Treatment Plant
- Birding will only be allowed M-F from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- No birding will be allowed on any holiday.
- You must sign in/out and must wear a face mask.
- Walking only.
- Restrooms will be open, but only one person allowed in at a time and must wear face mask.
- Please inform us of any rare species prior to posting on the e-bird list. We cannot have mass gatherings, but will make necessary plans to accommodate more people.
These measures are to protect the operators who are first line defenders of public health. Please do not hesitate to contact the office if you have comments, questions, or concerns.
DO NOT FLUSH WIPES!
Please do not flush wipes of any kind. Wipes are not flushable. They clog the pipes and our pump stations. This puts our crew at a risk at anytime, but more so during this time of Covid-19. We have to manually by hand remove these wipes when they get clogged exposing any of workers.
Wipes can also clog your own pumps and cost you up to $300 to have a plumber to clean them out for you. Think twice before you flush your wipes!
P.O. Box 338, 281 River Street, Springvale, ME 04083