The Red Bluff sewer system is experiencing significantly high flows due to spring runoff. These flows are inundating our lift stations and threatening to overflow them.
If you have a sump pump in your basement that is discharging into the sewer system, please disconnect and re-route the discharge to your yard. We also ask that you try to reduce water usage during the peak supper hour times.
Your assistance is required as we struggle to keep up with the high flows. We anticipate these conditions to continue for the next week at least.
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions below. If you have further questions, contact the CRD's Environmental Services department at 1-800-665-1636.
SUMP PUMP DISCHARGE - Frequently Asked Questions
Some of you may utilize the use of sump pumps in your basement and your sump pump discharge may be draining into your Cariboo Regional District Sewer System. The Cariboo Regional District is urging homeowners to disconnect and reroute sump pump discharge away from sanitary sewers.
Q: Is your sump pump hose in the right place?
Place the hose so that the water from your sump pump:
Q: What is the wrong way to place my sump pump hose?
Do not place the hose so that water from your sump pump drains:
Q: Why can’t I drain water from my sump pump into my floor drain or sewer system?
Water that collects in your sump pit should not go in the sewer system for two reasons:
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