Sanitary Sewer Connection

Moorhead Stresses Importance of Proper Sump Pump Discharge Use

Melting snow and sump pumps connected to a sanitary sewer can cause sewer back-ups for entire neighborhoods

MOORHEAD– The city of Moorhead’s wastewater division is encouraging all sump pump owners to direct the pump’s discharge outside of the home rather than to a floor drain or sanitary sewer connection. Sump pumps placed in the sanitary sewer during the winter months can cause excess water come springtime and sewer back-up. Placing your sump pump in a sanitary sewer…