Sump Pump Discharge

The City of Wahpeton would like to remind residents that as of Friday, March 15, you must direct your sump pump discharge into the street or your yard. Directing it to the sanitary sewer is only permitted from November 15th to March 15th. Do not direct the sump pump discharge to the alley. Discharging into the alley makes it difficult to maintain them and leaves alleys in poor condition. Discharging into the sanitary sewer during high rainfall or snow melt events may cause overload issues with the sanitary lift stations which may cause sewer backups. The Public Works Department will be monitoring these connections and if citizens are found in violation, they will be assessed a $75.00/ month charge added to their utility bill.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the City of Wahpeton Public Works Department at (701) 642-6565.