Village Services > Storm Water Drainage Concerns
Storm Water Drainage Concerns
Water drainage is a priority for the Village of Addison. We are constantly
working to improve service to our residents, but we ask residents to help by
following these guidelines.
A sump pump is located in the lower level of a home, and its purpose is to
remove water from the outside of the foundation wall and pump it to the rear
yard not more than 5 feet from the foundation.
Sump pumps should discharge outside the home to a point far enough away that
the water will flow away from the building and not lay up against the foundation
In some areas, the ground level will not allow this to occur, so an
underground pipe may be installed by the homeowner and connected directly to the
Village storm sewer system where possible. In these cases, the Village should be
notified and will provide assistance.
Sump pumps should not be connected to the internal sewer system (sanitary
sewer) in the home. This is illegal and fines can result.
Roof downspouts should also be routed away from the foundation of the
building. Water from these downspouts can find its way down along the foundation
and cause sump pump overload or failure.