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Restricted Discharged Into Sanitary Sewers

Restricted Discharges to Sanitary Sewers

According to By-Law No. 2002-112, no person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit the discharge or deposit into a sanitary sewer, matter of any type or at any temperature or in any quantity which may be or may become harmful to a sewage works, or which may impair or interfere with any sewage treatment process, or which may be or may become a hazard to persons, animals or property.

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit the discharge or deposit into a sanitary sewer, combined sewer, public or private connection to any sanitary sewer or combined sewer any of the following:

Matter of a type or quantity that has or may emit a toxic or poisonous chemical odour which may interfere with the proper operation of a sewage works, or sewage containing any one or more of the following: bromine, carbon disulphide, hydrogen sulphide, formaldehyde or pyridine; gasoline, benzene, naphtha, fuel oil or other flammable or explosive matter; sewage which consists of two or more separate liquid layers; atomic wastes and radioactive materials except as may be permitted under the Atomic Energy Control Act; storm water or uncontaminated water, except that which may be discharged into a combined sewer.

The disposal of pesticides and herbicides to a sewer system or watercourse is prohibited without the approval of the City Engineer for each discharge.

For more information about sewer usage or construction, please contact those listed below.

To report the illegal dumping of these materials, please call the Public Works & Services Dispatch at 705-474-4340 or use the link below.

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