June 30, 2017 – As last week’s flooding event continues to recede, the City reminds residents to check their water-driven sump pumps to avoid an increase in water usage.
Water-driven back-up pumps utilize municipal water resources to drive water out. After a significant water event, the float on these pumps can sometimes become stuck “on” and will continue to use water, resulting in unusually high water bills.
Residents who believe their back-up sump pump may have been stuck should contact the City’s Water Department at 989-837-3341 with the current reading on their water meter.
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