The video below was recorded in March 2010 and illustrates a shockingly different approach to the disposal process utilized by the City of
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According to SEOversight sources, all city vehicles which engage in sewer and catch basin cleaning are discharged into the storm drain in the same manner, despite the contents of the truck. This area is also used as a parking location for equipment and dumpsters. The dispersal of the truck contents into the drain causes the entire paved surface and surrounding area of the service yard to be enveloped in the wastewater from the vehicle. When the flooding recedes, the solid material is left to dry. It is reported that the source of the wastewater varies, but the contents at one time or another meet one’s expectations of such a vehicle’s cargo, including raw sewage, catch basin debris and “grease from the restaurants on Mayfield Road.” Once any remaining material has become coagulated by the outdoor elements, it is then shoveled by hand into the on-site dumpsters.