Arcata Advisory To Pressure Sewer System Owners

The City of Arcata would like to inform the few Arcata residents with septic sewer systems or private sewer pumps known as “pressure sewer systems” that these sewer systems have been affected by the PG&E power shutdown. These pump systems require electricity to run and will not operate without a backup power source.

The majority of Arcata residents do not have septic or pressure sewer systems and have not been affected.

Residents with septic or pressure sewer systems are encouraged conserve water and to closely monitor the water in their sewer holding tank to prevent overflow. Frequent flushing or water use will ultimately cause the system to overflow if not monitored properly.