Become a Member Become a member and get instant access to thousands of videos, how-tos, tool reviews, and design features. So when your municipality provides you water service they assume that a portion of that water used is going into their sewer. Hopefully that clears it up for you. But offhand I can't think of a single house in town with an external sump pump discharge. Post as a guest Name. Will it make a significant difference, most likely probably not, however do you want to be responsible for any cost should the cat get of the bag. Wash your car, let your hose run allnight long, flush your toilet 20 times a day, bottle and give it to your aunt jennie
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Why Sump Pumps Shouldn't Discharge to the City Sewer
Metering each home's sewage would be next to impossible considering the solids in the stream. We are now connected to the county sewers and we have a metering pit where we inter the system and we know how much goes in and pay the county for that. The backfill is more porus than the undisturbed soil around the house so if you dump it on the overdig, it just ends up back at the footers. Here in Roanoke VA the sewer portion of the utility bill is based on the amount of water consumed. Craftsman for the new century August 11,