The Sanitary Sewer System is designed for sanitary wastewater only. The Code of the Township of Wayne and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regulations prohibit the connection of sump pumps, storm water drains, roof drains, surface runoff, or ground water drains to the Sanitary Sewer System. SUMP PUMPS CANNOT BE CONNECTED TO THE SANITARY SEWER LATERAL.
When storm related flows and sump pumps are allowed to discharge into the sanitary sewer, there is a real danger of surcharging the sewer system, causing sewer manhole overflows, possible backups into homes and additional treatment costs.
The Wayne Sewer Department is working to identify and remove these "extraneous" flow sources. All sump pumps, roof, basement drains and other storm water connections must be disconnected from the sanitary sewer system and directed to the storm water drainage system.
Sewer Department Staff will be inspecting the sanitary sewer system throughout the Township. As unauthorized and illegal connections are identified, property and building owners will be notified. Elimination of this flow from the sanitary sewer system will be required.
The Wayne Code provides penalties for the failure to comply with a notice to disconnect an illegal connection. The Sewer Department staff is available to answer questions. Your help in eliminating unauthorized connections is needed. If you have any questions, or would like to review your connection, please call us at 973‑694‑5090 to schedule an appointment.