Why is it important for everyone to remove illegal connections?
Removal of illegal connections will significantly reduce the flow of extraneous storm-related water in the sanitary sewer system. This storm water ends up at the wastewater treatment plant and is treated along with sanitary flow. The cost of treating this clean water could be reduced by reducing the quantity of water from the sanitary sewer.

The removal of this water can also extend the life of the wastewater treatment system. It also can help reduce the amount of backups of sewer in City and privately owned lines.

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1. Is the City of Republic's water system fluoridated / chlorinated?
2. What is the hardness of the water within the City?
3. What is a sanitary sewer?
4. What is a storm sewer?
5. What is a surcharged sewer?
6. What is an illegal connection?
7. What are the different types of illegal connections
8. Where should storm drainage from downspouts, sump pump and / or other drain appurtenances be directed if it can't be discharged to the sanitary sewer?
9. Why is it important for everyone to remove illegal connections?
10. How can surcharged sanitary sewers cause flooding of my home or business?
11. How can I help prevent flooding of my home or business?
12. Do illegal connections really contribute large amounts of extraneous water to the sanitary sewer system?
13. How does the City of Republic identify illegal connections?
14. If I have an illegal connection, what do I do to correct it?
15. I've never had any flooding due to surcharged sewer. Why should I remove my illegal connections?
16. Is the requirement to remove illegal connections unique to Republic?