Message from Sioux Falls Public Works to Limit Water Usage through Friday Evening

Due to heavy rains in Sioux Falls, Public Works Water Reclamation is experiencing above normal flows in the sanitary sewer system. The high flows are placing significant stress on the sanitary sewer system. We ask that you limit the water usage in your home through Friday evening (March 15, 2019) to allow the sanitary sewer system to catch up. We appreciate your assistance!

It is important to ensure sump pumps are draining outside your home. Improperly discharging sump pumps into the sanitary sewer system can result in sewage backups into homes. It is illegal to attach sump pumps to floor drains or otherwise connect them to the City’s sanitary sewer system. Sump pumps should be discharged into yards or streets. To report a sewer backup, call the Public Works Water Reclamation Division at 367-8198.

City crews are monitoring low-lying streets, drainage areas, and other areas prone to flooding and will continue to assess the situation throughout the weather event.

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