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Centennial Sump Line Announcement
Posted on Jan 19th, 2019

All,

It comes as no surprise that winter is here and with that comes its own set of issues. As you are aware Centennial has some issues regarding sump lines and sump line discharges. Here are a few simple steps to help keep your sump pump system running smoothly throughout the winter months. 

1.  Prolonged cold temperatures can still freeze underground pipes. Simply disconnecting the sump line at the house and day lighting your sump water on the ground can allow a place for your sump water to run. Additionally you can also wrap the outlet for the sump line in winter insulation to prevent freezing. You can also add a sump line hose (sold at any hardware store) to the opening and get it farther from the house. 

2.  If you have had a temporary repair at your location (identified by a green pop up cap behind the curb), make sure the cap is free of snow pack. Also insure your pop up is not buried under ground. The installation of the repair was clearly above ground. This is a secondary outlet for your sump water in case of an emergency. 

3.  Monitor your sump pump system during freezing and thawing days. If you notice your sump pump cannot keep up with the water or constantly running, disconnect your sump line on the exterior of the house to allow a place for the water
to discharge. (See Step 1.)    
 

These tips will help your system under normal circumstances. Unfortunately, sump pumps do have a shelf life and can stop functioning. Having a battery backup sump pump or a secondary sump pump is helpful.  

As always if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me directly. 

Thank you,

Wes Rood
| Stormwater Coordinator

Public Works |
2728 East 171st Street | Westfield, IN 46074
wrood@westfield.in.gov | 317-504-2477



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