If downspouts are connected to your sewer line leaving the house or structure, this condition needs to be corrected by removing it. Why? First, rain water uses up treatment capacity at the Wastewater Treatment Plant for water that is relatively clean and in turn cost money to process these flows needlessly. Second, the volume of water from rains in your sewer line may cause basements to flood, problems with foundations and sewer backups into houses or structures. Should you need advice as to how to correct your situation, please contact our office.
When mowing your lawn, please blow clippings away from the street. Doing this will help our storm inlets from plugging when it rains and helps the water to get away.
More information can be found at the Northeast Indiana Solid Waste District's web site.