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  1. 6/5/2015 DISTRICT DELUGED WITH WATER IN BASEMENT CALLS
  2. The District has been flooded with calls from District residents reporting water seeping into their basement. They have also stated that this has never happened in all the years they’ve resided at their home. The District has received a lot of moisture these past several weeks due to the almost daily rain storms that the area has been experiencing. Because of all this moisture, the ground water table is above normal levels and causes water to penetrate areas that historically have never been affected.

     

    If you have a sump pump, make sure it is functioning properly. It is wise to check on your sump pump daily during these wet times to ensure that it is in working in order to prevent potential basement flooding which could result in personal property and home damage. With all the precipitation our District has received over the last several weeks, sump pumps have been operating more than normal. Sump pumps only have a life-span of 5-10 years and will become stressed with the constant operation and could shut down unexpectedly at the most inopportune time.

     

    It is also wise to confirm that the sump pump discharge line is at least five feet from the foundations of your home. If it is too close, the water will just be recycled and could possibly leach into the foundation itself and cause damage. Sump pumps are prohibited from discharging to the sanitary sewer system. Such connections can cause an overload and backup of the sanitary sewer causing damage to surrounding properties. Another consideration is to make certain all roof drains and downspouts discharge away from the foundation as well.

     

    With warmer weather on the horizon, the District suspects this issue will begin to recede naturally, but be patient, it could take several weeks.

     

    If you have any questions or concerns about this problem, please call Scott Hand, Operations Supervisor at 303-979-2333.