How do I apply for a seasonal sump pump variance?
The temporary sump pump variance period for sump pumps to discharge clear water to the sanitary sewer is from October 15th to April 15th each year.

When the temporary variance period is not in effect (April 15th to October 15th), sump pump water must be directed to your yard or another acceptable location; not to the sanitary sewer .

Removing sump pump water from the sanitary sewer saves valuable sanitary sewer capacity which is necessary to protect homes and the environment from a sewage discharge. The public's help by routing sump pumps out of the sanitary sewer is greatly appreciated.

Applications for a written variance may be made via the City’s website at http://watertownsd.us/variance. Applicants without internet access may apply for a variance by calling the Wastewater Treatment Facility at 882-6244.

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