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Posted on: March 23, 2019

Temporary Sump Pump Variance Period - Cancelled

Due to forecasted flood conditions and a significant increase in flow at the wastewater facility, the temporary variance period for sump pumps to discharge clear water to the sanitary sewer has been cancelled.

Sump pump water must not be discharged to the sanitary sewer. It is imperative that sump pump water be directed to your yard or another acceptable location. Remember to lay your sump pump hose out on a declining surface (board, snow drift, etc.) so it drains empty in case of freezing conditions.

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. Excessive sump pump discharge into the sanitary sewer could result in the sanitary sewer system flooding your basement and/or your neighbor's basements.

The public's help by routing sump pumps out of the sanitary sewer is greatly appreciated.

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