Sump Pumps: Keeping Rain Water Away From Your Home
How Does A Sump Pump Help My Home?
Older homes were built before sump pumps were commonly used to direct rain water away from the foundation drain. In homes built before the 1960s, the foundation drain connects directly to the sanitary sewer. The goal of Blueprint Columbus is to keep rain water out of the sanitary sewer system so it will no longer fill up beyond its capacity and overflow into rivers or back up into basements. A voluntary sump pump program is one of the strategies necessary to achieve this goal and will bring participating homes up to current building standards.