Washington Township Municipal Utility Authority Morris NJ

Sump Pumps - Gifts of Water Unwanted

We may want more water for the water system, but we donít want water from sump pumps, roof or floor drains in our sewerage system. Excess water in the sewer system causes extra treatment and operational costs.

In severe cases, particularly during storms and wet periods, excess water in the sewerage system can cause overflows of untreated sewage that effect our waterways. The connection of any sump pump, floor drain, roof drain or any other source of water or other material that is not wastewater into the sewer is illegal and strictly prohibited.