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)
Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 291,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.