The intent of the Foundation Drain Disconnect (FDD) Program is to reduce those basement flooding problems which may be the result of overloaded sanitary sewers during wet weather and to remove any clean water connections from the sanitary sewer. Montgomery County Water Services (MCWS) will participate in the cost of the installation related to the sanitary sewer for the FDD Program by reimbursement to the owner who will in turn promptly pay the plumbing contractor.
Depending upon the plumbing fixtures in the basement, a combination of overhead plumbing, backwater valves, ball shutoff valves, sump pump, or submersible wastewater (ejector) pump (sanitary sump pump) may be installed in the basement. The property owner will work together with the plumber and MCWS to determine which of these devices are necessary to protect their structure.
This determination will be presented to MCWS in the form of cost proposals from the plumbers. MCWS will review these proposals for acceptance and cost eligibility. The owner will receive from MCWS a written response detailing its determination of eligibility and the amount of cost participation. Upon satisfactory completion of the work, the reimbursement payment will be issued to the property owner from MCWS.
The payment will be issued on the condition that the work is performed according to MCWS's specifications, is properly inspected and that all clean water sump pumps, downspouts (roof gutter drains), or drains at the bottom of outside stairwells or driveways are disconnected from the sanitary sewer system. By accepting the payment, the owner acknowledges that once the clean water connections have been removed from the sanitary system they will not be reconnected.
The links below will give you more information or contact Nicole Diak at 937-781-2625.