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Tips to Prevent Flooding

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General tips to prevent flooding 

  • Make sure downspouts from your roof’s gutters direct water away from your house and are not connected to the sewer.
  • Purchase and install a sump pump in your household. If a sump pump is already installed, make sure that it directs water away from your house. Strongly consider adding a battery backup to the sump pump system in the event of a power outage.
  • If you have an overhead sewer with an ejector pump, make sure your sump pump does not direct water into the ejector pit.
  • Consult with a licensed and bonded contractor (or plumber) to assess your home and analyze how your home’s sewer system works.
  • Televise and clean sewer laterals (the part of the sewer going from your house to the street) to prevent sewer back-ups.
  • Participate in the Village’s Program To Protect Basements in which the Village will subsidize the installation of eligible flood control improvements, such as overhead sewers or backflow prevention valves.