Today’s heavy rain should be a reminder to protect your basements.
The city says as of 3:45 p.m. it had 22 reports of sewer backup (18 clean water and four raw sewage) and two reports of flooded basements.
There were also seven reports of plugged catch basins.
It says since the ground is still frozen, it can’t absorb the moisture from the rain, which means sewers can get overloaded.
Make sure your sump pumps and backwater valves are in good working order and that melting snow and rainwater is draining away from your home.