Can I connect my sump pump to the sewer?

No. It is not permitted to connect any stormwater or rainwater drainage system to the sewer system. Drainage system piping that connects to the sewer system is an illicit connection that should be disconnected and directed elsewhere by a licensed plumber. Directing rainwater, stormwater and snowmelt into the sewer can result in sewage backups onto private property or overflow of the City’s sewer. This also applies to directing flood waters into sewer manholes. If you believe you have an illicit drainage line connected to the sewer system, please contact the Wastewater Division at 508-532-6060.

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1. Where can I find a list of the City of Framingham's Licensed Drainlayers? How do I become a Licensed Drainlayer?
2. What do I do if I see sewage in my house, yard, or in the street?
3. Who is responsible for my sewer service?
4. How do I know if I have a sewer blockage?
5. How can I protect myself from sewer blockages?
6. What is okay to flush down my toilet?
7. What is NOT okay to put in the sewer system?
8. Can I connect my sump pump to the sewer?
9. What do I do if a City manhole cover is making noise, visibly damaged, or missing?
10. Am I allowed to open a manhole cover myself?