: We had around 3 inches of rain 2 days ago and my sump pump is still running. Is this normal? The pipe that discharges water from the sump sticks out from the outside of the house is only 8 inces long. Is that right? Please help.
The ground is saturated.
It is normal, as long as while the pump is running, there is water discharging from the stub out pipe.
You may be re-pumping water that is being discharged if it is soaking back into the ground and re-appearing in the sump.
Make sure that the discharge pipe stubbing out of the house is letting the water get carried away from house, extend it if needed.
Good Luck. e-plumber