The answer to this is not as straightforward as you think. The answer is yes and no. The reason is because there are actually two types of city sewers drains. Connecting to the wrong one can lead to a plethora of headaches.
For many homeowners, the thought never occurs to them that their sump pump even requires maintenance. Like any other machine, like your coffee machine or your car, sump pumps requires attention in order to perform the way they are intended to. Luckily, performing maintenance on your sump pump is simple! Here’s how you can improve the longevity and performance of your sump pump for Windsor’s impending heavy summer rainfalls.
Sometimes you can do everything right and still get bit in the butt. Even when you’ve installed the proper sump pump to prevent flooding, Mother Nature loves to find ways to cost homeowners more money. Windsorites are no strangers to Mother Nature’s sudden, harsh winters. With sudden, harsh winters comes sudden ground freezing. With sudden ground freezing can come frozen sump pump discharge pipes. Imagine, even with a perfectly functioning sump pump, you find yourself standing in your flooded basement, cold water up to your ankles, hands in the air, angrily cursing the skies for your misfortune.
We all can agree that stuff happens. In the world of basement waterproofing, stuff happens when you have a sump pump installed to prevent basement flooding, then your sump pump stops pumping due to a power outage or mechanical malfunction. Yikes. Thankfully, there’s insurance for that. That insurance is a battery back-up.
Let’s cut to the chase and answer this up front. Can you? Yes. Should you? No. At the end of the day it’s your call, but connecting your sump pump to the sewer line will very likely bear some harsh consequences.