It is illegal to connect the catch basin, which captures water from the foundation drains, to the sanitary sewer system. The catch basin must be emptied with a sump pump, which discharges the water into a ditch running along the property and/or at a minimum distance of 1.5 m from the building onto natural soil.
(Source: Ville de Rosemère)
Sump pumps must be regularly checked at least twice a year, in the spring and in the fall, when the clocks are reset:
(Source: Ville de Sherbrooke)
Gatineau is the fourth largest city in the province of Quebec with close to 285,000 inhabitants.