What can I do as a homeowner to help reduce I & I?

Check your gutter downspouts and/or sump pump to make sure they are not connected to the sewer pipe that runs from your house to the street.  If your downspouts go into the ground and you don't see water flowing into the yard or through the curb when it rains, there's a chance they are connected to the sanitary sewer.  You should always know where your sump pump drain is so you can keep the end of the pipe clear and avoid backups that may damage the pump.  Also, if you know where the cleanout is on your sewer service line, make sure it has a tight fitting lid on it to keep rainwater out.

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1. What is the difference between inflow and infiltration?
2. Why is it bad for rainwater to get in the sanitary sewers?
3. Can my sump pump be connected to the sanitary sewer?
4. Is it okay for my roof downspouts to connect to the sanitary sewer?
5. What can I do as a homeowner to help reduce I & I?
6. What is the Town doing to reduce I & I?