Drainage and Flooding
Draining sump pumps, downspouts and swimming pools into the sanitary sewer system is illegal by State Code and City Ordinance.
All residents will benefit from keeping rainwater out of the sewer system. By reducing the water flow to our treatment plant and collection system, we will help to reduce backups during rain events.
The city would like to gain voluntary compliance by residents and businesses alike. If a homeowner or business owner refuses to correct their incorrect/illegal downspout or sump pump connection or to seek assistance in correcting the connection, the City of Rock Falls may use its authority to enforce compliance.
Here is some helpful information to get you started on managing drainage and flooding on your property.
National League of Cities — Service Line Warranty Program
The NLC Service Line Warranty Program, administered by Utility Service Partners, helps city residents save thousands of dollars on the high cost of repairing broken or leaking water or sewer lines. This program is offered to the residents of Rock Falls and is endorsed by the National League of Cities.