April 20, 2014
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Ottawa wants wrongly operating sump pumps fixed

Ottawa, Ill. -- Ottawa City Hall is asking residents with sump pumps to make sure the pumps don’t discharge into any drain that goes into a sanitary sewer. Assistant City Engineer Arnie Bandstra says there’s no good estimate of how many people have sump pumps hooked up that way. But it’s causing problems and it’s against the law.
     City Hall will send someone to your house to check, if you want to. If you ask during September and October, the city will give you amnesty while you arrange to straighten things out. Bandstra says the city would rather solve the problem than fine people $750 a day.
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