sump to a storm drainWhere to Discharge Sump Pumps

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How do I get rid of the water pumped by the sump pump? This article explains how and where to route water that is being pumped out of a building by a sump pump.

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Where does the sump pump send its Discharge Water?

Sump pumps, which we discuss on this page, are designed to remove unwanted water, such as surface or ground water that leak into a building. But the sump pump system will be ineffective if the water it discharges is routed where the same water simply leaks back into the building. The sump pump installation may also be improper or even illegal in some communities if it discharges into the sewer system.

Sump pumps that have been added to an older structure often pump their discharge to the ground surface where it runs to a storm drain or area drainage setting.

If you have such a system be sure that the sump pump discharge empties where it meets these criteria:


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