Sewer Backup Information Session for Lively Citizens

The City of Greater Sudbury is holding an open house to provide residents with information on how to keep your basement dry. Many homes in the City of Greater Sudbury have their groundwater connected to the sanitary sewer and this practice is not only in contravention of  sewer use by-law 2010-188 but can also in some cases contribute to residential flooding. Residents are invited to learn more at an information session on Wednesday, February 1 anytime between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Lively Citizen Service Centre (Kinsmen Hall).

Water/Wastewater staff will be on hand to inform residents of what connections are needed for their sanitary sewer and also to provide guidance as to what options are available to residential property owners to keep their property safe from sewer backups. Residents will learn about programs available through the City to help with the cost of the installation of a backwater device, which would also include the disconnection from the sanitary sewer.

In addition to the open house, Water/Wastewater Environmental Compliance Officers will be going door-to-door in Lively beginning February 6 to help residents identify and prevent possible sources of ground water that may contribute to flooding or sewer backups.

Business cards will be left at homes where citizens are not available, and residents are encouraged to follow-up with the Compliance Officer to book an appointment at a mutually convenient time. 

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