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Sewer Authority

Posted on: March 19, 2019

From the Sewer Authority: A Reminder about Illegal Sump Pumps and Roof Drains

Illegal sump pump connections

Reduce Your Risk! Illegal sump pump and roof drain connections to the sanitary sewer rob the system of valuable capacity and can lead to sanitary sewer backups. These backups not only cause damage that is difficult and expensive to repair, but also create health hazards. 

For Homeowners Sump Pumps in addition to roof drains and foundation drains connected to the Township's sanitary sewer system is in violation of the West Goshen Municipal Code. It is important to inspect and confirm that your sump pump and roof drains are not connected to the sanitary sewer system. If you are unsure, the Township Wastewater Department can provide a free inspection to determine if your sump or roof drain is connected by calling 610-696-0900. Consult a professional If your sump or roof drain is connected you can have a plumber disconnect from the sanitary sewer and redirect the discharge. It is important that you first contact the Township Engineer with questions regarding the appropriate location to redirect your sump water discharge by calling 610-696-5266.

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