Urgent: Sump Pumps

If you have a sump pump, you must ensure that the hose leads onto your yard and is NOT connected to the sanitary sewer system. If the hose is leading into a drain in your home, please disconnect it immediately.

Due to the high level of rainfall, and many households pumping their rainwater into the sanitary sewer system, our sewer system is overwhelmed. This means that some homes or businesses are at immediate risk of sewer back-up. Our sewer system will not recover until the sump pumps are no longer adding strain to the system.

Please note, it is not permitted to connect a sump pump to the sanitary sewer system at any time.