Please take a moment to confirm that the sump pump in your home is not draining into the sanitary sewer systems. Sump pumps must be diverted to the curb or out to the yard.
Ordinance 410.06, Sec. 1 states: No person(s) shall discharge or cause to be discharged any unpolluted water such as storm water, ground water, roof runoff, surface drainage, or non-contact cooling water to any sanitary sewer.
Any person found in violation of this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be fined in the amount not exceeding $100.00 for each violation.
Sanitary sewer systems are designed to carry wastewater from toilets, dishwashers, sinks, and showers in homes and businesses. Water diverted by a sump pump, on the other hand, belongs in the storm sewer system or on the surface of the ground-not in the sanitary sewers. Improperly connected sump pumps allow unpolluted water to flow into the sanitary sewer system, significantly increasing treatment costs and equipment failures.
Your immediate attention to this matter is appreciated. Please contact our office if you have any questions!
In an effort to help and encourage residents to improve the condition and appearance of their properties, the Wheaton City Council has designated Tuesday, May 16, 2017 as Clean-Up Day for the City of Wheaton, from 2pm-7pm. Demlition slips must be completed and brought with you on Clean-Up Day. No material will be accepted without the appropriate documentation. Please stop by city hall or print the slip from the link below.
~Residential materials only; no contractors
~Please be prepared to provide proof of Wheaton city residency, with a current driver's license or utility bill.
~Materials may be brought to the Demolition site (East End of Falk Park) on Clean-Up Day.
~NO GARBAGE WILL BE ACCEPTED. Plastic items are considered garbage and will not be accepted.
~Please be prepared to unload your own materials.
The annual Wheaton Clean-Up Day this year will be on May 16th. Please take advantage of the free opportunity to dispose of unsightly material.
The City of Wheaton will also conduct an inspection of all yards prior to June 15. Yards found to contain trash/debris will be sent a notice declaring their yard to be a public nuisance and a demand to abate the nuisance within 30 days. If the public nuisance is not abated, the trash/debris will be removed at the owner's expense. This notice is issued pursuant to the following Wheaton Municipal Code:
Wheaton Municipal Code 450: All persons shall thoroughly clean all yards and premises, and to cause all cans, bottles, trash, rubbish and debris to be removed.
Wheaton Municipal Code 655, Section 2: Parking or storage of junk vehicles, unlicensed vehicles prohibited. No person shall park or store or allow to be parked or stored any junk vehicle, any unlicensed vehicle, any household furnishings or appliances or items of a similar nature at any place in the City unless the aforementioned items are (a) within the confines of a lawfully erected building, or (b) on the property of a business which operates primarily to repair motor vehicle, for a period of time not exceeding six (6) months.
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