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:
- 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.
- Eliminate contaminants from the sanitary sewer system that clog our collection system and/or cannot be adequately treated at wastewater treatment plants.
- Regulate hauled liquid waste by introducing a septage receiving station at the Sudbury Wastewater Treatment Plant and decommissioning three existing hauled sewage sites.
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.
Click here to review the by-law. (pdf 1.7 mb)