Use sump<br /> pumps properly

The Vermillion Wastewater Department  reminds home and business owners that water from sump pumps must discharge outside away from homes and businesses so that the storm water system can receive it.  

When discharged into the sanitary sewer system, these waters cause an unnecessary hydraulic load to both the sanitary sewer system and the wastewater treatment facility and are a financial burden to the community.  

For more information, call the wastewater facility at 677-7077.

City Ordinance 756 (e) 1 reads:

No person(s) shall discharge or cause to be discharged any unpolluted waters such as storm water, surface water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage, or cooling water to any sanitary sewer.  Failure to do so may bring a penalty of up to $100 a day for non-compliance.

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