Where am I permitted to discharge sump pump drainage?

A sump pump pipe may be discharged on your property far enough away from the foundation of the house so that the water does not seep back toward the foundation wall. The end of any drain pipe must be at least ten (10) feet away from the property line, and cannot damage or create a nuisance on any neighboring property. The water can also be discharged into an underground detention system such as a French drain or a drywell. If the Township storm sewer system is available in the roadway, you may connect a drain pipe directly into a nearby inlet or the underground pipe in the roadway. Connection into the Township’s system requires a permit from the Department of Public Works. Under no circumstances should a sump pump be discharged into the roadway.

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1. Do I need a permit to replace the curb/sidewalk/driveway apron/gutter in front of my house?
2. The roots from a Township tree have lifted the sidewalk in front of my house. Will the Township replace the sidewalk?
3. Where am I permitted to discharge sump pump drainage?
4. I am planning an addition/alteration project at my house. Does the work require a permit from the Engineering Department?
5. I want to re-grade my property and construct a retaining wall in order to create a level lawn area. What permits are required and what type of plans must be submitted?
6. I have been told there may be an easement on my property. How do I find out what the easement is for and how does that impact my property?
7. How do I find out what flood zone my property is in? Do I need flood insurance?
8. Can I get a copy of my survey?
9. What will the Township do if I believe that my neighbor has infringed on my property? For example, if they removed vegetation, or disturbed my fence?
10. Do I need a permit to repave my driveway?
11. What can I do if I have water coming onto my property from a neighbor's property?
12. The property next to my property is under construction and mud from their site has flowed into my yard. Who do I call to clean it up?
13. The inlet in the street is blocked and water floods the roadway during heavy rain storms. Who cleans out the inlet?
14. The utility company was working on my street and the pavement has not been repaired. Will the roadway be repaved?