Commercial and Residential sump pumps are designed to pump surface water and ground water into the City of Fargo’s storm water drainage system. Section 22-0432 of the 1971 revised City Ordinances prohibits surface or ground waters, including roof drains and foundation drain tiles, from being connected to the sanitary sewer. View section 22-0432 of the ordinance.
Fargo residents may apply for a waiver, allowing them to connect sump pumps to the sanitary sewer from October 31 through March 31 of each year. For more information, or to request a seasonal waver, contact the wastewater compliance group at 701-461-SUMP or download a PDF version of the form.