City officials asking residents to reroute sump pumps from sewers

Thousands of Greenwood and Center Grove area residents will be required to reroute where their sump pumps drain, and that could cost them hundreds of dollars.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is requiring the city to approve a stronger ban on hooking sump pumps into sewers and to do more to enforce the prohibition.

The devices keep basements and crawl spaces from flooding during periods of heavy rain but can overload the sewer system with rainwater if hooked into sewer pipes.

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