Roselle Backflow Prevention Options for Your Home
For residents living in Roselle ( DuPage County ), there are currently multiple rebates benefitting homeowners. Call us (630) 228-1440 to help you improve your sewer lines for your home.
Backflow Prevention Cost-Share Program
The Village of Roselle developed this cost-share program to assist property owners that have experienced at least one backflow event, involving sewage from the sanitary sewer system, with the installation of a backflow prevention system.
The Village is served by separate sewer systems which carry sanitary sewage and stormwater in separate piping systems. The Village’s sanitary sewer system has more than adequate capacity to convey sanitary flow. However, during intense rains, stormwater can enter the sanitary sewer system, receiving water through sources such as private stormwater sources, and sometimes causing backflow through house laterals (also referred to as building drains) into basements where there is no backflow prevention. A high percentage of this stormwater originates from roof
drainage/downspouts, foundation drains and sump pump systems connected to a private sewer lateral and/or Village’s sanitary sewer system. As a condition to participating in this cost-share program, these sources of stormwater must be disconnected from the Village’s sanitary sewer system.
ACT NOW: Participation in this program is based on a first come first serve basis
- 50% of the costs of eligible improvements for external check valves up to a maximum of $2,500
- 50% of the costs of eligible improvements for either an external flood control system or an overhead sewer system up to a maximum $5,000
External Check Valve
A check valve installed in a clean-out on the outgoing sewer lateral is eligible. Two cleanouts are required: 1) to accommodate the check valve and 2) to provide access for rodding the sewer service on either side of the check valve. This alternative requires regular maintenance to ensure the flap on the check valve closes tightly to prevent backflow.
External Flood Control System
External flood control systems, such as lift stations and backflow prevention valves (containing one or more valves with pumps), are typically installed outside the home in a vault/basin. These systems provide a higher level of protection but require electricity to be installed outside the home and the vaults/basins should be periodically cleaned. The advantage to these systems is that house plumbing can be used during rain when the valve is closed.
This option provides the highest level of protection of all eligible options. Basically, the plumbing in the basement gets re-plumbed and directed to an ejector pit. The ejector pit lifts the sewage up and overhead, exiting the foundation wall to the outside of the building. If the Roselle sanitary sewer backs up, the homeowner is protected as the sewage is contained in the house lateral outside of the house.