You should run your sump pump hose at least 6 to 10 feet away from your house to avoid it "recycling" back into the house. It is also alright to run it on your front or back yard, or to the street with permission from the City Engineer. Try also to avoid running the water directly onto your neighbor’s property. The City receives numerous complaints from neighbors about wet yards and streets, but this will be difficult to avoid.
Most people use the flexible, black hose that can be moved around easily. This works great most of the time, but please be aware that this pipe’s capacity can be greatly reduced if it is rolled up or extremely curvy, and many people have problems when it is not properly located or unfolded during a storm. It also is not recommended to use this type of hose in the winter. The smooth, white PVC pipe (1.5 inch diameter) has more capacity and works better in situations where you do not need to move the hose around.