How do you connect the sump pump discharge hose to the sewer? You should never connect your pump discharge hose to your sewer line. When you need to discharge your sewer pump, you might think it is perfectly okay to release it into the sewer. However, this can against the law. You can also risk sewage damage and water damage to your home.
Why is it Illegal?
Connecting your sump pump to the sewer is illegal in the United States in most areas. To find out whether or not it is illegal in your area, look online, or speak to your local officials. When it rains heavily, sewage treatment plants become overloaded. If you are connected to the local sewer, this sewage can back up and overflow into your home. There have been many people who have hooked their sump pump up to the city sewer line, left, and come back to a house full of sewage. This can cause an expensive mess that can ruin your home. You may find yourself having to replace flooring, carpeting, and even your home structure may be damaged. Raw sewage backing up into your home can also cause a health risk. Another thing that can happen is if you hook your sump pump to the sewer, you may contribute to the sewer’s overloading. The overloading sewer then may back up into other homes. You could end up with sewage backups into your home, and you may lose the ability to use your water and toilets until the issues are repaired.
Another Reason Not to Connect
When your sump pump is connected to the sewer, the city will not be able to track your water usage. Your city will track your use individually. However, if you connect your line to the sewer, you will basically be committing fraud. If you get caught, this could lead to fines and potentially other legal consequences.
If you feel the need to hook your sump pump to sewer, you will want to talk to your local city water department. They will be able to tell you the rules and regulations when it comes to sump pumps. Ensure that you follow the laws that they put in place so that you do not get any fines.
The best thing to do when you want to connect sump pump to sewer is to make sure that it is connected to your house’s exterior. This will help to prevent overflow of your sump pump. If you are still worried about sump pump overflow, speaking with a licensed plumber will help to alleviate your fears and ensure that your system works as it should.
If you are having an issue with your sump pump or have questions on whether or not you can hook up your sump pump discharge hose and how you can officially make sure that is drains properly, please call E Dennis today. We are well experienced with sump pump issues and can ensure that you do not have any sewage backup in your home. We know all the local laws to make sure that your septic system is functioning appropriately and legally. Give us a call today to make an appointment.