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City of Greater Sudbury Sewer Use By-law

Greater Sudbury Council approved an updated Sewer Use By-law and Source Control Program on September 15, 2010. The municipal by-law has three key objectives:

  1. Reduce the amount of rainwater and snow melt entering the sanitary sewer collection system to lessen maintenance, operating costs and the potential for by-passes at wastewater treatment plants.

  2. Eliminate contaminants from the sanitary sewer system that clog our collection system and/or cannot be adequately treated at wastewater treatment plants.

  3. Regulate hauled liquid waste by introducing a septage receiving station at the Sudbury Wastewater Treatment Plant and decommissioning three existing hauled sewage sites.

Impact on residential property owners

The City of Greater Sudbury's Sewer Use By-law does not permit installation of garbage grinders/disposal units after September 15, 2011, introduces penalties for clogged municipal sewer pipes as a result of fat, oil or grease being discarded into the sanitary sewer system, and regulates discharge from swimming pools, sump pit drainage systems, eavestroughs and downspouts.

Impact on industrial/commercial/institutional customers

The City of Greater Sudbury's Sewer Use By-law sets limits on waste discharges. The by-law identifies ways to reduce, avoid or eliminate the release of certain pollutants either directly or indirectly into the wastewater collection and treatment system.

Automotive service centres

Dental offices

Food service industry

Hauled liquid waste

Industrial facilities

Photo finishing facilities

Sludge discharge agreements

Waste survey reports

Click here to review the by-law. (pdf 1.7 mb)

Click here to review the 2010-245 Sewer Use amendment (pdf 82 kb)