PEP Tanks During a Storm
If power outages occur, water should be conserved. PEP tanks cannot empty into the wastewater system if there is no power.
The PEP (Pretreatment Effluent Pumping) System is a part of our central sewage system designed for particular areas in Palm Coast. In areas served by the PEP system, each home will have a buried tank, a small pump, and a control panel that is mounted on the home. The system is owned and operated by the City of Palm Coast Utility Department.
What Are These Lights?
During a Storm:
What happens if there is a power failure?
If the power is off, the pump will not operate. A reserve capacity in the pretreatment (PEP) tank allows for up to a normal day’s usage before any difficulty may be experienced. During a power outage, greatly reduce your water use. This includes water use in sinks and showers. If the tank fills to capacity, there is a risk it could back up into your home, causing a health concern. If your PEP tank is getting backed up, an audible alarm will sound from the control panel or the red light will blink. If this occurs, please call Palm Coast Customer Service at 386-986-2360 or submit a ticket at PalmCoast.gov/Connect.