Please take a moment to confirm that the sump pump in your home is not draining into the sanitary sewer systems. Sump pumps must be diverted to the curb or out to the yard.
Ordinance 410.06, Sec. 1 states: No person(s) shall discharge or cause to be discharged any unpolluted water such as storm water, ground water, roof runoff, surface drainage, or non-contact cooling water to any sanitary sewer.
Any person found in violation of this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be fined in the amount not exceeding $100.00 for each violation.
Sanitary sewer systems are designed to carry wastewater from toilets, dishwashers, sinks, and showers in homes and businesses. Water diverted by a sump pump, on the other hand, belongs in the storm sewer system or on the surface of the ground-not in the sanitary sewers. Improperly connected sump pumps allow unpolluted water to flow into the sanitary sewer system, significantly increasing treatment costs and equipment failures.
Your immediate attention to this matter is appreciated. Please contact our office if you have any questions!
Garbage pick up for the entire city is every Wednesday.
Your can must be out by 7 am.
If you don't have it out in time, it will not be picked up that week. If you have any questions, contact City Hall at 563-4110.