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Sump Pump Reminder

By Staff | Dec 29, 2015

Officials of the City of Emmetsburg are reminding residents int he community that during the Winter months, sump pump outlets should be diverted onto lawns, rather than to the curbside. With freezing temperatures now the norm, sump pump drainage at the curbs is creating ice accumulations that can create additional safety concerns not only for motorists, but for the city’s street crews as well. Emmetsburg City Code states “It is unlawful for any person to place any ice or snow from private property onto the traveled way of the street or alley so as to obstruct gutters, or impede the passage of vehicles upon the street or alley or to creat a hazardous condition.” Emmetsburg City Code 135.11The City of Emmetsburg Department of Public Properties appreciates your cooperation.