Tieing into the Township Storm Drain System
Under certain conditions you may be permitted
to tie your lawn drain, sump pump or roof drain into the Township
drain system. When considering this option, you must contact the
Engineering Division directly. You may be asked to provide a detailed
sketch or other documentation for your proposed construction. As
long as it is in the opinion of the Engineering Division that you
will not be adversely impacting the capacity of the storm drain system,
the street or your neighbor’s property, your request will likely
be granted. If the work involves cutting into a road or other area
within a Township right-of-way, a road opening permit will be required.
More information is available in the “cutting into a road” section
of the Engineering Division’s section of this website.
If approval is granted, you will have to give the Engineering Division
at least 24 hours notice for inspection before beginning work. The
actual tie-in to the storm system must be finished in a workman-like
manner, be watertight and be deemed acceptable by the Engineering
Division in order to prevent future sinkholes from developing.