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Ordinance #205 Discharge of sump pumps, storm water and ground water


Reminder of Ordinance #205

An Ordinance regulating the discharge of sump pumps, storm water, and ground water

Be it ordained by the City of Egan that for the safety of all it is necessary to regulate the discharge of  sump pumps, storm water, and ground water as to not overload the city’s sanitary sewer system.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person or for the owner or occupant of any premises on the City of Egan’s sewer system to discharge or permit to be discharged or cause to be discharged into the sanitary sewer system of the city, or into any drain or sewer connected with such sanitary sewer system, any storm water whatsoever from the roofs of buildings, from the overflow of cisterns, storm water, surface water, groundwater, footing drains, cooling water or unpolluted industrial process waters or otherwise. All sump pumps shall be installed so as to direct water to the exterior of the building; however, a diversion system may be installed by which a person may manually divert water into the sanitary sewer when such diversion is permitted in accordance with subsection (d) of this section. All new sump installations require notification, within 30 days of installation, to the Trustees for the City of Egan.

(b) It shall be lawful for the town’s maintenance supervisor and staff and trustees on the City Board, to enter any building within the town which is connected therewith to the sanitary sewer system of the town, to ascertain if the acts prohibited in subsection (a) of this section are being violated, and they and each of them shall have the right to enter such premises or building at all reasonable hours, and it shall be unlawful for any person to resist such entry.

(c) If the owner or occupant of any such premises shall refuse access to the premises by the officers or employees of the City of Egan for such purposes, the premises may be disconnected from the sanitary sewer system of the town.

(d) Sump pump discharge may be diverted to the sanitary sewer:

  1. From November 1st to the following March lst; and
  2. At such other times as authorized by the town.

Trustees for the City of Egan may prohibit discharge of sump pumps into the sanitary sewer at any time, as conditions so require. Discharging sump pumps to the sanitary sewer when not authorized shall be unlawful and violators will be assessed a fine of  $300.00 against their Egan City utility bill.