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City of Bloomington, Illinois, concerned with the use of water-powered sump pumps

December 21st, 2011 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

In a letter sent to all residents every year, the city of Bloomington, Illinois, voices its concerns with the use of water powered sump pumps stating:

  • Water powered sump pumps can use large quantities of water in a very short time
  • Water powered sump pumps can have a profound impact on the City Services bill for the property

The Bloomington Water Department goes on to say, “there are alternatives that do not have the risk of high water consumption.”  Adding, “a battery backup for the sump sump pump can usually provide hours of safe pump protection without the cost of water use.”

Many other municipalities would be served well by following this well thought out example. Click here to see the message on their website.

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