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Illegal Sewer Connections

Does your Property have an Illegal Sewer Connection?

Illegal sewer connections cause higher costs for all system customers because each gallon that goes into the sanitary sewer needs to be treated. Typical illegal connections include basement sump pumps, roof leaders, or floor drains that send water into sewer lines. For example, a homeowner might have a sump pump drain into a basement sink. If instead the water was sent outside into the ground, there would be no problem.

What can you do?

  • Familiarize yourself with your house plumbing system. If you have roof downspouts that are piped underground, a sump pump that has no identifiable discharge point, or foundation drains that don't discharge to the outside you may be contributing to the problem.
  • Disconnect unlawful connections to the sewer system.
  • Contact the Authority for a free property inspection and to help you find reasonable alternatives.