Water Protection Program
Sanitary Sewer Overflow Bypass System Help
Type of Event = Bypass = at the wastewater treatment plant.
Overflow = in the collection system.
Wet or Dry Event = Wet = caused by precipitation event (inflow and infiltration). If Wet is selected, a Wet Event Details section will appear on the report and must be completed).
Dry = caused by other than precipitation event (plugged line, electrical outage).
Event Begin Date = Date when bypass or overflow was discovered.
Event Begin Time = Time when bypass or overflow was discovered.
Event End Date = Date when bypass or overflow ceased (If a date is entered into the Event End Date, the facility must complete all required fields including the 5-Day Report).
Event End Time = Time when bypass or overflow ceased.
Initial Report Date = Date when initially reporting the bypass or overflow.
Reported By = Name of person initially reporting the bypass or overflow.
Immediate Contact = Phone number where someone can be contacted immediately in case the department needs further information. This may be a cell number or another phone number where someone is readily available.
Ongoing = Check if the bypass or overflow is ongoing at the time of the initial report.
Estimated Volume at time of Initial Report (gallons) = Estimated total volume at the time of initial report.
Is bypass reaching Waters of the State = Check if the bypass reached Waters of the State. (Waters of the State is any drainage or waterbody that is not totally confined to the property).
Discharged To = Pick the one that best describes the place that the bypass or overflow discharged to.
Cause of Event = Pick the one that best describes the cause of event.
Cause of Event Comments = Comments can be added to further describe the cause.
Event Type = Pick the one that best describes the event type.
Additional Impact = Pick the impacted area(s) that best describe the impact. (Hold down the control key on the keyboard to choose more than one. If an Additional Impact was chosen by error, hold down the control key on the keyboard to deselect).
Wet Event Details
Wet Event Start Date = Date of when the precipitation event started that caused the bypass or overflow.
Wet Event End Date = Date of when the precipitation event ended that caused the bypass or overflow.
Precipitation Type = Pick the precipitation type that caused the bypass or overflow.
Precipitation Amount (inches) = How much precipitation occurred that caused the bypass or overflow. If Snow is selected in the Precipitation Type, list the amount of snow in inches.
Soil Conditions = Describe the soil conditions at the time of the bypass or overflow. (Examples are Dry for dry soil conditions, Moderate for moist soil conditions, and Saturated for wet soil conditions).
County = Pick the county where the bypass or overflow occurred.
Location Description = Describe the location of the overflow. Manhole number, street address, landmark, etc.
Longitude = If the longitude is known, please fill in,
Latitude = If the latitude is known, please fill in,
UTM Easting = If the UTM is known, please fill in,
UTM Northing = If the UTM is known, please fill in,
Estimated Final Total Volume (gallons) = Final total volume of the bypass or overflow.
Did bypass reach Waters of the State = Check if bypass or overflow entered Waters of the State after the initial report was submitted.
Effected Waterbody = Name of the Waters of the State that the bypass or overflow entered.
Response = What did the facility do to clean up the bypass or overflow (unplugged line, jetted line, limed area, pumped wastewater back to sanitary sewer, placed warning signs, etc.)
Note: The following special characters are prohibited in the system:
- # (pound or number)\
- : (colon)
- ! (exclamation point)
- @ (at sign)
- ‘ (tick mark)
- – (dash)
- . (period)
- / (back slash)
- \ (forward slash)
- $ (dollar sign)
- % (percentage)
- * (asterisk)
- ( (open parenthesis)
- ) (closed parenthesis)
- _ (underscore)
- + (plus sign)
- ? (question mark)
- ; (semicolon)
- , (comma)
- ~ (tilde)
- Carriage Return
- New Line