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Where does the sump pump in a basement have to be drained to?

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In a lot of towns, like mine for example, it is illegal to pump your sump pump water back into your storm sewer (aka drain on the basement floor). I would run at least a 1 1/2" PVC discharge line out of your house and then connect some flexible tube or piping to that to carry it further away from your house.

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Storm sewer or rain water run off area. In other words , almost anywhere where it won't come back in.

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