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Old 12-16-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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There is a 2-3" hole in basement floor that has water in it with a perforated plastic cover over it. It must have backed up a bit as there is a dirty stain on the floor with a water stain. About 3' from that is a sewer drain cover that looks capped off. So should i be alarmed about the water and call a plumber or call the township if it is the sewer?
New build house that is 7 years old and never noticed this before today. Any advice would be great

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Old 12-16-2012, 04:05 PM   #2
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storm water drains are not usually connected to sanitary sewers. Not sure if your floor drain would be or not. It isn't by chance a stubout for a basement toilet?

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Old 12-16-2012, 04:22 PM   #3
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No stubout. I can look down in it and it is a plastic pvc pipe and there is some water down 4 inches or so. Just didnt know what would have caused it to backup a little. Would that be the responsibility of the township if it is the storm sewer?
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:17 AM   #4
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have u run a snake in it to see if you can get it to drain; same for the rest of the line below it? how long has it been filled?
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:13 PM   #5
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No have not run a snake yet. Had township come out and they said no blockage from street to house. It has not happened since last Thurs.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:29 PM   #6
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hmm. another FM deal, huh? solved.

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