Seasonal spring temperatures are on their way this week. The City of Wahpeton reminds residents to direct sump pump discharge into the street or your yard. Directing it to the sanitary sewer is only permitted from November 15th to March 15th. Do not direct the sump pump discharge to the alley. Discharging into the alley makes it difficult to maintain them and leaves alleys in poor condition. Discharging into the sanitary sewer during high rainfall or snow melt events may cause overload issues with the sanitary lift stations which may cause sewer backups.