Flooding Precautions

With rain expected in the forecast over the next few days, Clinton Co is currently under a flood watch.  SCCMUA is providing the following tips for homeowners to help prevent or reduce the chance for basement flooding:

  • Make sure gutters are clear of leaves, sticks and debris
  • Make sure downspouts are connected properly
  • Test sump pumps, back-up systems, and backflow preventer (if applicable) to ensure they are working properly
  • Remove valuable items from basements in case of flooding
  • Minimize water usage where possible
  • If a sewer backup occurs in a basement, homeowners should immediately discontinue household water usage and contact SCCMUA at (517) 669-8311.

For additional flood prevention tips, including projects homeowners may want to explore in the future, view this brochure from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)