Sanitary Sewer Inflows

City Code states that stormwater from roofs, paved areas, yards, courts, air-conditioning units, foundation drains (sump pumps), and all other unpolluted drainage or industrial process waters, shall not be allowed to drain or run into sanitary sewers, but shall drain or be discharge into storm sewers or to available natural water courses or outlets.

Illegal connections to the wastewater collection system may cause the system to overflow, causing sewer backups into neighboring homes and adding to the cost of sewage treatment.