Tuesday Tidbit: Sump Pumps

Sump pumps are fairly common in area homes. Do you have a sump pump in your basement? Do you know what it pumps? If it is connected to the laundry, toilet, or other household “dirty” water source, the pump should discharge to the sanitary sewer. You can test your system to find out what you are pumping by running your below-grade water sources. If your pump kicks on, it might be an ejector pump. Call a professional before attempting to remove the lid and look into your pump as sewer gasses may escape into your home.

Remember: Grey water = sewer; clean water = stormwater.

Trickle Down Thursday: Rain Gardens

Spring rains can highlight many low-lying areas in our yards that don’t drain well. A rain garden can help turn that pond in your yard into something beautiful and useful. By utilizing native plants that return each year (perennials), rain gardens can attract pollinators and add to the curb appeal of your home. The Groundwater Foundation has tips for Rain Gardens here: http://bit.ly/34ZJh8u