To Association Members:
In case you haven’t thought to do this recently , please check that your sump pump is in good
working order . First, check that the pump is still plugged in. Then ﬁll a bucket with 3 or more
gallons of water and empty it into the sump pump well all at once. The pump should
immediately turn on, to pump out this water . ( It is not unusual for a couple of inches of water to
remain at the bottom after the pump shuts off.)
Even though the Association is not responsible for maintenance or replacement of these pumps,
we do want to make sure all residents have checked them to avoid water problems. If your
pump is not working, we recommend that you promptly notify the plumber of your choice.
A member of our committee will be glad to come and perform this test for any resident
with mobility issues. Y our safety is our ﬁrst priority . Please call or text me using the
contact info listed below to schedule a visit.
If there are any residents who have already left Rockford for warmer weather , please have the
person who periodically checks your condo do this test for you.
Just a word of advice from my plumber . Sump pumps generally have a “life” of 7-10 years Do
you know how old yours is? Many plumbers encourage people to replace them after they have
been in place for the expected life, as a pump failure can do signiﬁcantly more damage than the