What is the right way to place the hose from your sump pump?
Place hoses so that the water drains away from your house, preferably onto a grassy area or non-paved surface, and is absorbed on your property. Do not place the hose so that water from your sump pump drains onto neighboring properties or onto streets or sidewalks. Draining water from your sump pump onto the street or sidewalk could cause a hazardous condition for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. In summer, algae or mold can grow on sidewalks and the street, creating slippery conditions. In winter, ice build-up causes slippery conditions.

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1. What is stormwater runoff?
2. What is the purpose of the Stormwater Quality and Control Chapter of the City of Wheat Ridge Code of Laws?
3. What is the difference between public and private drainage systems?
4. What should I do with the roof drains from my single family dwelling?
5. My neighbor has done some work on his lot and now I’m getting more runoff. What can I do?
6. My driveway culvert has become clogged and no longer drains properly. Will the City come out and clean out my culvert?
7. There is new construction behind my lot and I’m having drainage problems due to the construction. Is there anything the City can do to make the developer drain his development away from me?
8. Is the City responsible for ensuring proper drainage on my lot?
9. What is the right way to place the hose from your sump pump?