Waste survey reports
What is a Waste Survey Report?
The City of Greater Sudbury's Sewer Use By-law requires industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) customers of municipal water/wastewater systems to complete a Waste Survey Report. These reports provide the City with information it needs to help bring ICI customers into compliance with the new by-law.
Required information includes a description of operations, wastewater characteristics, disposal practices, spill prevention plans and schematic process diagrams related to wastewater treatment prior to disposal in the municipal sanitary sewer system.
Owners/operators of ICI facilities are required to complete and submit a Waste Survey Report within 30 days upon the request of a City of Greater Sudbury By-law Compliance Officer.
Click here to download the Waste Survey Report form (pdf 551 kb).
It is recommended that owner/operators refer to the City of Greater Sudbury's Sewer Use By-law prior to completing the survey.
For questions related to Waste Survey Reports, please call 705-675-2622, ext. 200 or email email@example.com
Why does the City of Greater Sudbury require a Waste Survey Report?
The City of Greater Sudbury's Sewer Use By-law regulates, prohibits and monitors discharges into sanitary and storm sewer collection systems. It defines specific limits for discharges of pollutants and controls the concentration of heavy metals, toxic waste and nutrients being discharged.
Municipal by-law compliance officers are required to monitor and obtain wastewater samples from industrial, commercial and institutional facilities. If your sewer discharge is found to be non-compliant with the by-law, a compliance program may be required to help your facility.
In certain situations, a business may be permitted to enter into a Discharge Agreement with the City of Greater Sudbury to permit a discharge which would otherwise be prohibited under by-law. The agreement sets out conditions for payment to cover additional costs related to operation, maintenance and repair of the municipal sanitary sewer system as a result of the discharge, as well as any other terms and conditions the business is required to follow.
City of Greater Sudbury Sewer Use By-law Protects:
- citizens, municipal workers and property from hazardous conditions,
- sewer mains and service lines from corrosion, obstruction and other damage,
- the wastewater treatment process from upset or breakdown, and
- the environment from contaminants that the treatment process cannot remove.
- Discharge of storm water into the sanitary sewer system except in emergency situations with the verbal or written consent of the City of Greater Sudbury.
- Installation and maintenance of an access manhole by ICI customers to permit observation, sampling and measurement of wastewater discharges.
- Spill notification processes which require ICI customers to immediately inform the City of Greater Sudbury of any accidental discharge to the sanitary sewer system, followed by a detailed report within five days of the spill.
The City of Greater Sudbury's Sewer Use By-law is enforced by the Water/Wastewater Services division. By-law Compliance Officers are authorized to enter, inspect, monitor and obtain samples from ICI facilities within the municipality. Staff is also responsible for investigating complaints regarding discharges to the municipal sanitary or storm sewer system.
To learn more about the City of Greater Sudbury's Sewer Use By-law: