Sioux Falls residents asked to limit water usage following rainfall

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Officials in Sioux Falls are asking city residents to limit water usage after a large amount of precipitation fell in the area.

The Public Works Water Reclamation Division says the added water is placing a strain on the city’s sanitary sewer system.

Residents are being asked to limit water usage from now through Friday evening, and ensure that sump pumps are draining outside homes into yards or streets, and not in the sewer system. The city says improperly discharged sump pumps can lead to sewage backups inside homes.

It is illegal to attach sump pumps to floor drains or connect them to the city’s sanitation system.