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Sump Pump Discharge Law

Prohibited Discharge Standards and Penalties for Sump Pumps!

No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any storm water, surface water, spring water, ground water, subsurface drainage, building foundation drainage and/or basement drainage into Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) by means of connecting a sump pump discharge pipe or outlet to pump or drain into the Upper Macungie Township sanitary sewer system.

Any person who discharges or causes to be discharged any storm water, surface water, spring water, ground water, subsurface drainage (building foundation drainage and/or basement drainage) into the POTW by connecting a sump pump discharge pipe or drain to pump or drain into the POTW shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a summary offense, punishable of a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per violation, per day, or in default there of, by imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days.

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