Sewer Connection

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Here is some helpful information on how to prevent groundwater and rainwater, known as inflow, from entering the sewer system:

  • Sump pumps should discharge to the storm sewer or onto a vegetated area on the property at least six feet away from the foundation. It is helpful to ensure that it does not create an ice hazard on sidewalks and streets or negatively impact adjacent properties. These should not be confused with sewer ejector pumps, commonly found in the basement. If you are unsure of the type of sump pump you have, please contact a licensed plumbing professional.
  • Foundation drains should discharge to the storm sewer or onto a vegetated area on the property at least six feet away from the foundation, similar to sump pumps. The foundation drain should connect to the sump pump if this is impossible.
  • Roof downspouts should not be connected to the sanitary sewer system with underground piping. They should discharge onto a vegetated area on the property at least six feet away from the foundation. Both sump pump discharge and runoff from the roof will soak into the ground and replenish soil moisture.

For questions and information on connecting your property to the County sanitary sewer system, contact Claudia Wright at (540) 658-8653 or cwright@staffordcountyva.gov.