Water damage
Posted by mtgman (+87) 9 years ago
Anyone still have water seeping in their basement.Can't seem to get to keep up with the water oozing in.
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Posted by firebird (+24) 9 years ago
It did stop on Wednesday morning, but started coming back in Wednesday night. I am assuming the Tongue is rising again?
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Posted by firebird (+24) 9 years ago
I am over on Mizpah St by Reynolds Supermarket
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Posted by Marcy (+596) 9 years ago
You need to put a hole in the slab of your basement and put in a sump pump, the hole relives the pressure of the ground water forcing it to one spot. Then the sump pump does its work.
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Posted by mtgman (+87) 9 years ago
Thanks for your replies and info.
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Posted by Tori (+202) 9 years ago
Marcy, that is what we did and it did the job!
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Posted by firebird (+24) 9 years ago
Yes I am on Regans schedule to have one installed,,sure don't want to go through this again
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Posted by prairie blossoms (+81) 9 years ago
my basement is still seeping I have a sump pump running also but don't like the idea of having a window open to let the water drain into the street does anyone know if it can be plumb into the sewer drain and if so who will do it thanks
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Posted by David Schott (+16504) 9 years ago
I think municipalities generally discourage draining sump pump discharge into the sanitary sewer system. It can overwhelm the sewage treatment plant. Not sure what Miles City's code is on that.
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Posted by Stewart (+155) 9 years ago
The Mayor just said in a radio interview that it is very bad to drain water into the sewer system. It could cause the water treatment plant to not only be overwhelmed but the bacteria can't work right. The water pumped into the river then wouldn't meet EPA standards and the town could be fined severely. There's a podcast of the interview on KATLs facebook page I believe. Also good info about FEMA funds for preventive work such as sump pumps and sandbags.
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Posted by Kassie (+913) 9 years ago
Also sumps pump sand and silt with the water and if you pump it into the City sewer it will plug and then you and your neighbors will have more than water to deal with!
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Posted by Herbie (+108) 9 years ago
Katl has always taken care of the community....KYUS has some problems
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Posted by Bill Zook (+490) 9 years ago
Our plumber told us it is illegal to dump the water from our basement sump pump into the sewer system. Therefore, we are pumping it into what amounts to a gutter along the street. This, in turn, dumps into a storm drain and thus back into the river. That by-passes the treatment plant.
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Posted by Larry (+149) 9 years ago
Herbie, I take offence to that remark you made. KYUS has supported many things in this community including being a partner with the duck races and walleyes unlimited among many other things. If you ever listen to our station, you will here many community projects being promoted by our station and this is all done for free. Just ask around and you will find out that we are great supporters of the community and push very hard to help people in this community in their worthwhile projects. So don't be so hard on us if you do not know the facts. Larry Coder KYUS/KMTA
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Posted by mtgman (+87) 9 years ago
Anyone still pumping water out of their basements?
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