The temporary variance period for sump pumps to discharge clear water to the sanitary sewer has ended.
Sump pump water must be directed to your yard or another acceptable location and not to the sanitary sewer.
Removing sump pump water from the sanitary sewer saves valuable sanitary sewer capacity which is necessary to protect homes and the environment from a sewage discharge. The public's help by routing sump pumps out of the sanitary sewer is greatly appreciated.
Applications for the next seasonal variance period will begin to be accepted in October. Please stop back at that time to complete a variance request.
Please be advised that if you are identified as discharging unpolluted water and/or sump pump discharges into the sanitary sewer when the temporary seasonal variance period is not in effect or without a written variance during the temporary seasonal variance period you could be subjected to the criminal penalties associated with a Class 2 Misdemeanor, including up to 30 days in jail and up to a $500 fine. Additionally, each day on which noncompliance shall occur or continue to occur shall be deemed a separate and distinct violation.