Pump stormwater to:
YARD OR STREET
The extreme weather conditions we have been experiencing have resulted in many Nibley residents having water in their homes and basements. As residents work to pump this water from their homes, it is apparent that much of this water is being dumped into the City’s sewer system. Please do NOT discharge floodwater or groundwater into the sewer system. The City’s sewer system is currently receiving more water than it has ever handled before. Nibley City is concerned that the system could become overwhelmed, which would result in raw sewage backing up into homes. It has been reported that this scenario is already happening in Wellsville. Please use hoses or other methods to divert floodwaters into streets and stormwater systems rather than floor drains, sinks, tubs or manholes.
If you discover water or sewage coming UP through your drain notify us IMMEDIATLEY 435-752-0431
Please drive carefully around our public works crews stopped in the middle of the street at manholes. We are inspecting our sewer lines with a camera system to make sure all sewer lines are flowing as designed. This process will also detect improperly installed sump pumps that should be pumping flood, storm, and ground water outside to resident’s yards instead of through the city sewer system. From now until March 31st WARNINGS will be issued to violators. Per city code, fines of $1,000/day may be issued beginning April 1st. If you are not sure if your sump pump is installed properly, please call city hall to arrange for a FREE review. Please be aware that inspections of our sewer lines will continue until we have confirmed that all residents are in compliance with the code. Preventing sewer back up is the responsibility of all Nibley City homeowners; we appreciate your cooperation in properly routing the outflow of your sump pump. Compliance reduces the likelihood of back up in your own home and neighboring homes throughout the city.
Sandbag Filling Station: for residents currently needing sandbags to manage stormwater on their personal property you may fill them for FREE at the Public Works Yard 625 W 3200 S currently available M-F during regular business hours. If you have an immediate need for sandbags to manage water in an emergency situation beyond business hours call city hall 435-752-0431 and follow the prompts to reach the on call employee-Printable Map-
Clear raingutters from debris including ice, use heat tape (available at hardware stores) to melt the ice.
Evaluate the slope in and around your home, and determine with your neighbors the best way to manage the stormwater collected on your properties. Please be aware of and considerate of your neighbors, as a property owner you are held responsible for water redirected on your property to another location.
Water in Home:
If water has filled a window well or basement, depending on the amount use a shop vac or sump pump to relocate the water. If running a sump pump monitor the operation closely, make sure that the outlet hose appropriately redirects the water and that the pump has not tripped a breaker. If there is significant water reaching electrical outlets DO NOT TOUCH WATER until breakers have been switched off. Disaster clean up professionals my need to be involved in extreme cases.
More Homeowner Storm-Water Management:
City Stormwater System: our public works crew has inspected our stormwater system from grates to retention basins and water is flowing as designed from Nibley City Streets to retention ponds. The Public Works department will continue to monitor the stormwater system especially during any major weather event. If you discover a blocked or backed up stormwater grate or water breaching retention basins please notify us immediately. (after hrs On Call available through main # 752-0431)
What is the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service?
Flash Flood Warning: Take Action! A Flash Flood Warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring. If you are in a flood prone area move immediately to high ground. A flash flood is a sudden violent flood that can take from minutes to hours to develop. It is even possible to experience a flash flood in areas not immediately receiving rain.
Flood Warning: Take Action! A Flood Warning is issued when the hazardous weather event is imminent or already happening. A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.
Flood Watch: Be Prepared:A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a specific hazardous weather event to occur. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.
Flood Advisory: Be Aware: An Flood Advisory is issued when a specific weather event that is forecast to occur may become a nuisance. A Flood Advisory is issued when flooding is not expected to be bad enough to issue a warning. However, it may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.
Action Steps from FEMA
Flood Watch = “Be Aware.” Conditions are right for flooding to occur in your area.
Steps to Take
- Turn on your TV/radio. You will receive the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
- Know where to go. You may need to reach higher ground quickly and on foot.
- Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit. Include a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
Prepare Your Home
- Move furniture and important items to the highest possible floor. This will help protect them from flood damage.
- Disconnect electrical appliances and do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water. You could be electrocuted.
- If instructed, turn off your gas and electricity at the main switch or valve. This helps prevent fires and explosions.
Flood Warning = "Take Action!" Flooding is either happening or will happen shortly.
Steps to Take
- Move immediately to higher ground or stay on high ground.
- Evacuate if directed.
- Avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.
- Return home only when authorities say it is safe.
- Be aware of areas where floodwaters have receded and watch out for debris. Floodwaters often erode roads and walkways.
- Do not attempt to drive through areas that are still flooded.
- Avoid standing water as it may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.
- Photograph damage to your property for insurance purposes.
LINKS National Weather Service & UDOT: