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City reminds Jamestown residents of sump pump code

Residents should not run sump pump discharge water into the sanitary sewer system located inside the home or building.

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Due to the recent rain events and groundwater levels, Jamestown residents are reminded to run sump pump discharge water into the storm sewer system by placing sump pump hoses out to the curb or at a minimum outside of the structure, according to the city engineer's office.

Residents should not run sump pump discharge water into the sanitary sewer system located inside the home or building. It is a violation of the city of Jamestown's municipal code to do so.

The city’s main sanitary lift station is experiencing high run times and and city workers are trying to bring the times back into the normal range.

The Section 30-36 of the city of Jamestown municipal code states:

  • No person shall permit rain, surface, or ground waters to be carried into the sewer system. Rainwater leaders shall not be connected with or run into the sewer system.
  • Drain tile, sump pumps or other systems designed to eliminate the accumulation of seepage or other groundwater shall not be connected with or run into the sewer system.
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