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What is a sanitary sewer?
A sanitary sewer is a pipe utilized to convey wastewater from your toilets, showers, sinks, laundry/dish washers and floor drains to the wastewater treatment plant. The treatment plant treats and removes bacteria, solids and other pollutants from the wastewater prior to discharge to the White River.

Sump Pump Disconnection Program

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1. What is a sump pump and why is it needed?
2. What is a sanitary sewer?
3. What is a storm drain?
4. How do I see if my sump pump is connected to the sanitary sewer?
5. How does a sump pump connected to the sanitary sewer cause problems in the wastewater conveyance and treatment system?
6. Are sump pump connections to the sanitary sewer system illegal?
7. What can I do with the clear water that was going into the sanitary sewer?
8. Who can I contact for additional information?