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03:27PM | 07/12/01
Member Since: 07/11/01
1 lifetime posts
I was just wondering if the drain for my
Sump Pump can be plumbed into the main waste
pipe in my basement. My main drain is above the basement floor level, and the ground around my house is very rocky and hard and
does not drain well, its runs off on top to my neighbors house to his concrete driveway
I am worrried it may one day crack it
I have thought about a dry well but to dig it would take forever with the rock.


08:58AM | 07/15/01
Member Since: 07/14/01
3 lifetime posts
I have a sump pump in basement that was originally piped out of the basement window. Handyman I hired put it directly into sewer line thus eliminating pipe outside window, wet dirt basement floor that was a breeding ground for mosquitos.

Jay J

11:35AM | 07/15/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi Corymac,

No, it really can't be 'tied in' to your Sewer System.

Sump Water is NOT 'waste water'. It's considered Storm Water, thus, is not to be tied into the Sewer System.

Now, what should you do? Get the Mfgr. and Model info on your current system and ctc. the Mfgr. and ask them how LooooonG your Drain Line can be. Also, measure the HEIGHT of the Sump Line (as it is now.) With that information, the Mfgr. should be able to tell you how high and LooonG your Drain Line can be. Perhaps you can run the line to the FRONT (or wherever) of the house. BUT, before you do anything else, do some measuring and ctc. the Mfgr.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator


09:20AM | 08/19/01
Member Since: 08/18/01
16 lifetime posts
If you are dealing with a sump in a basement I would guess the we are not dealing with a whole lot of water here... I would pipe it directly into the sewer line, just remeber to put a check valve between the sump and connection, it will prevent sewage from ending up in your sump pit if for some reason it was to back up(the sewer).


06:28AM | 08/27/01
Member Since: 01/28/01
171 lifetime posts
Before hooking sump to sewer, find out what your community allows/requires. You don't want to hook up to the sewer then find out it's illegal. You could run into problems selling the house if the inspector points the problem out.

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