Recent Sewer Pit Pump Issues and Toilet Etiquette
Recently the sewer sump pumps failed due to the amount of debris/wipes that is being flushed down the unit toilets on a regular basis. Because of this, the drain lines backed up and caused water to come out of the overflow drains in the P3 garage level. Please keep in mind you should only flush toilet paper down the toilet as things like baby wipes, tampons, applicators, and condoms are not to be flushed down the toilet for any reason. High rise buildings like Alta have different plumbing set ups than single family homes, thus debris in the system as described can cause the pumps to fail or the drains to back up. If this continues the Association will have to spend extra money pumping the sewer pit and cleaning the pumps out on a more regular basis, which is extremely expensive. Work like this will end up causing an increase in dues as it will have to be budget for the upcoming year. Please be mindfulness of the recommendations of Management and the Association so we can keep the cost of repairs and replacement down for emergency plumbing services. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.