How can I recycle ground water pumped from sump pumps?

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How can I recycle ground water pumped from sump pumps?

Asked by Marc Weintraub

My town has a high water table. It is illegal to tap into the sewer lines. The water that is pumped out of the sun pumps drains out 8 ft from the house into the ground. The water then eventually makes its way back to pump, leaving the ground very wet. What can I do? I would like to recycle it some how, maybe into a sprinkler system for garden.

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Christine Coker's picture

Using the water for garden irrigation is a great idea! A gravity-fed system is your best in terms of ease of installation and cost-efficiency.

Another option is the addition of a water feature in your landscape.

  • The water can go into a decorative holding pool with a small fountain for circulation.
  • A rain garden is another landscaping solution that would also help alleviate the soggy yard and make a nice addition to your landscape.