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Old 09-19-2007, 06:40 AM   #1
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sump pump where does it empty to ?

At my son's Home he has been in for two years I noticed his sump pump dumping into a 4" pipe going into the ground behind the house. I wonder where does this go? My son was never told and we just wonder if there is a code that determine's where this should go?

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What dumps into this pit?"


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Probably out into the yard........ Not much "code" for runoff / Sumps in residential applications..... other than not hooking into the sanitary lines....
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Residentail sump pump discharge could go almost anywhere...piped into a drainage ditch, a "dry" sump pit, an underground perforated drain tile, a sewer or septic system, or just out on the surface of a yard, etc., unless there are some local code restrictions.
No telling. As long as whatever it is isn't plugged up and it takes all of the sump pump discharge with no problem, I wouldn't worry about it.
If that 4" pipe is "open", I would wrap it with something to prevent dirt, leaves, debris from eventually clogging it, however.
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In Canada, some jurisdictions by code determines whether it goes to storm drane or sewage. So it may depend where his home is....


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