To avoid the risk of sewer back-up into your basement and additional strain on our sewer system, it is important to ensure your sump pump discharges into your yard and is not draining into the sewer system. Any hoses leading to a drain in your house should be disconnected immediately.
Please place the hose so that the water from your sump pump drains away from your house, preferably onto a grassy area or non-paved surface and is absorbed on your property.
DO NOT place the hose so that water from your sump pump drains:
• Into the floor drain in your home
• Onto neighbouring properties
• Onto streets, lanes, sidewalks or boulevards