Town of Sheboygan 4020 Technology Parkway, Sheboygan WI 53083 Phone: 920.451.2320 Fax: 920.451.2323
Office Hours: M-W-Thurs: 7 am - 4 pm Tue: 7 am - 5 pm Fri: Closed
Sewer Sump Pump Inspection Program
(To view a pdf of the Sump Pump Inspection Program Brochure go to the "Forms" tab)
What is the Problem:
Wastewater from homes and businesses in the Town of Sheboygan is collected in 42 miles of sewerage system operated by the Town of Sheboygan Sanitary District No. 2 (Sewer) and treated by the City of Sheboygan Wastewater Treatment Plant. Our sewer system is aging, requiring more maintenance repairs. The goal of Sanitary District No. 2 (Sewer) is to continue operations and maintenance without having to increase sewer rates, but we need your help to minimize clearwater inflow that drives up treatment costs.
During heavy rains the clearwater inflow to the sewer system can more than double normal flows. In some events clearwater inflow has resulted in over two million gallons per day which exceeds the system capacity. The cost to treat this additional clearwater sewage is very high. A major source of this inflow is illegal sump pump connections that puts excessive strain on the collection system and adds costs.
What You Can Do!
When properly installed, sump pumps remove clearwater from around your building and discharge away from the building. It is illegal to connect sump pumps to floor drains or sewers. To minimize water collected in your sump pump you can do the following:
*Be sure grading around the house directs storm water away from the dwelling.
*Extend downspouts well away from the building.
*DO NOT connect downspouts to the sanitary sewer lateral.
*It is illegal to connect sump pumps to floor or sewer connections.
*Keep culverts and drainage ditches on your property clear, it is your responsibility. Water from neighboring properties must flow unimpeded across your property.
By reducing these unnecessary costs, Sanitary District No. 2 (Sewer) can hope to maintain its level of service and avoid the necessity to increase sewer rates to all property owners.
The Town of Sheboygan Sanitary District No. 2 Sewer Commission and DPW Department