Sump Pump? What is that all about?
If you made it through the heavy rains without some water in the basement, congratulations. People who never had water problems in our area found that they were not totally safe from that experience. In some cases, the sump pump failed to keep up or maybe did not work at all. A power outage during the heavy rains intensified the experience because there was no alternative to getting the water out of the well/basement. A portable generator becomes very important because the damage now is much more serious than bad food or uncomfortable temperatures.
An alternative provides the emergency availability of a pump. This is a battery-powered pump that takes over when power is lost. The system needs attention to be sure the battery is ready to use. It is a separate pump tied into the discharge line so that water is removed through the same pipes. It is only used when power is gone but when there is no power, the peace of mind is incredible.