Recent Examples of sump pump from the Web
Officials were told about the oil sheen about 10 a.m. after a sump pump at Republic Steel manufacturing facility failed and released the chemicals into a nearby creek.
The sump pump in his basement is cycling non-stop trying to keep pace with the water flowing under the door and seeping in through the foundation.
Invest in a backup power supply for your sump pump.
The runoff overpowered their two basement sump pumps, flooding their basement.
After the fire, there was no electricity, and with no electricity, the sump pump did not work, said Carlotta DeFillo, who grew up in the house and whose son lived there until the fire.
At 2:30 in the morning, the sump pump broke, and the thermostat stopped working at almost the exact same moment.
The squatters living there were using a sump pump to pull water from a nearby pond up to the house, according to the sheriff’s office.
Clean out floor drains and catch basins and check sump pumps.
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Definition of sump pump for English Language Learners
: a pump that removes water from underneath a house or building
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