SHREWSBURY TWP.-- Shrewsbury Township Supervisors in April adopted an ordinance making it unlawful for residents who are connected to the public sewer to discharge sump pumps, rainspouts or other groundwater or rainwater into the sewer system.

The law was adopted at the request of Shrewsbury Borough, which provides public sewer to some township residents. The borough recently adopted the law and asked the township to do the same.

Once the law is adopted anyone in violation could be penalized.