Disconnect Gutter Downspouts, Sump Pumps & Area Drains
Help keep excess water out of the sewer system by disconnecting downspouts, sump pumps, and area drains from the sanitary sewer system. If possible, direct the excess water to a rain garden or rain barrel.
A rain barrel is a container that collects rainwater from downspouts and rooftops. The water can be used for watering on dry days, saves money, and removes excess water from sewers and our waterways. Rain barrels can be purchased from area nurseries and home improvement stores.