GOLD RUN – Caltrans has reopened the eastbound and westbound Gold Run State Roadside Rest Areas (SRRA) after public misuse necessitated repairs to the waste water treatment system.
The SRRA’s were closed Jan. 29 after the system’s grinder pumps failed due to foreign objects such as diapers, feminine products, trash and baby changing mats being flushed down rest area toilets. Upon evaluation of the wastewater pump systems by the contractor, electrical pump upgrades were deemed necessary to improve pump efficiencies to help mitigate potential clogging issues of the waste water treatment system.
The SRRA’s pumps were upgraded from single to three phase power to provide increased grinding capacity to the wastewater pumps. Caltrans would like to remind the public that waste water treatment systems are designed for normal human waste. Objects such as diapers, food, syringes or feminine products should always be disposed of in the trash receptacles provided at rest areas.
Caltrans District 3 maintains more than 4,385 lanes miles of state highway in 11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra counties.