Lockwood Water & Sewer District – News & Information
Please do not flush disinfectant wipes or paper towels down the toilet.
Disinfecting wipes and other items should be properly disposed of in the trash, not in the toilet. These wipes and other items do not break down in sewer or septic systems and can damage your home’s internal plumbing as well as local wastewater collection systems and treatment plants. Even wipes labeled “flushable” will clog pipes and interfere with sewage collection and treatment facilities. As a result, flushing these wipes can clog your toilet and/or create sewage backups into your home or your neighborhood. Additionally, these wipes can cause significant damage to pipes, pumps, and other wastewater treatment equipment. Sewer backups can be a threat to public health and present a challenge to our water utilities by diverting resources away from the essential work being done to treat and manage our nation’s wastewater. Disinfecting wipes, baby wipes, and paper towels should NEVER be flushed.
We are asking Lockwood residents to not flush wipes, paper towels, rags or anything other than toilet paper down the toilet, but instead to throw them in the trash to avoid backups and overflow.
Guest Writer ( March 17, 2020) · Public Advised to NOT Flush Disinfecting Wipes, Paper Towels Down Toilet – Throw Them Away Instead<http://cweawaternews.org/public-advised-to-not-flush-disinfecting-wipes-paper-towels-down-toilet-throw-them-away-instead/>
EPA Is it ok to flush disinfecting wipes <https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/it-okay-flush-disinfecting-wipes>
September 12, 2018 Sewer Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) Public Meeting
For the purpose of obtaining public comments regarding the possible expansion and future phases of the Lockwood sewer system recommended in the 2018 Sewer Preliminary Engineering Report (PER).
JUNE 2018 INFORMATION POSTCARD
2017-2018 Raw Water Intake Project
The Lockwood Water and Sewer District (LWSD), began construction on our raw water intake project in November of 2017. The project consists of inspecting the existing intake structure, replacing a section of the piping in the Yellowstone River, and the construction of a new pump station. Tank mixers at two of our water storage reservoirs are also being installed in addition to upgrading chlorination equipment within the LWSD water treatment plant. As part of the project a cofferdam was constructed around the entire project area within the river, and the installation of temporary pumps to provide water to the treatment plant. We anticipate construction to be complete in July of 2018. Due to public safety concerns access to the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (MTFWP) fishing access site has been limited.