MARSHALL (KMHL) – The city of Marshall is asking residents to stop discharging their sump pumps onto the streets and sidewalks.

In a post on the city’s Facebook page, the city says the extreme cold weather sump pumps that discharge onto streets and sidewalks may be creating hazardous conditions for walkers, vehicles and mail delivery.

The city says residents may discharge their sump pump to any portion of your yard as long as you ensure the water doesn’t run onto the driveway, sidewalk or neighboring property creating icy conditions. The city also says it does have a provision for allowing the sump pump to be discharged into the sanitary system during the winter months by permit only through April 1st.

If you have questions, please contact the city at (507) 537-6773.