Jessica Breckenridge
October 19, 2019

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A letter was sent to all homeowners in August outlining inspections of private sump pumps and roof downspouts in the Villages of Richmond and Munster. The purpose of the inspections is to identify sources of groundwater and stormwater runoff in the sewage collection systems. It was also noted that only impacted homeowners would be contacted to coordinate an assessment. Should sump pump disconnections be undertaken in the future, the City will cover such cost and will ensure that new sump pump outlets are reliable.

Please note the firm conducting the upcoming sump pump inspections in your neighbourhood, RV Anderson, has not yet begun property visits. Inspections are scheduled to begin on October 21, 2019.  Residents are reminded that RV Anderson employees will identify themselves and carry identification at all times – you have the right to ask for ID.Should you have concerns or wish to report suspicious visits or calls, please contact the City of Ottawa project manager Eric Tousignant at 613-580-2424 x25129 or call 3-1-1.

For more information review the Sump Pump Letter.

For more information on Sewer backups and basement flooding visit .