Sewer Use By-law

Sewer Use By-law 2010-188 protects the environment, residents and the wastewater treatment system from dangerous conditions, damage, breakdown and contamination. For more information call 311 or email

Residential Properties

Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Wastewater Customers

If you own or work in any of the following types of businesses you should read the Sewer Use By-Law and make sure your waste disposal methods comply with the by-law:

Customers who do not comply with the by-law are liable for a fine of between $5,000 and $10,000 per day for a first offence. Corporations are liable for a fine of up to $50,000 per day for a first offence.

To learn more about the City of Greater Sudbury's Sewer Use By-law:

Telephone: 705-674-4455, ext. 3600

Waste Survey Reports

If you are an industrial, commercial and/or institutional (ICI) user of water/wastewater systems and a By-Law Compliance Officer requests a report of your practices, you must complete and deliver a Waste Survey Report (PDF, 551 KB) to the City within 30 days.

Information that must be included in the report includes:

  • a description of operations
  • wastewater characteristics
  • disposal practices
  • spill prevention plans
  • schematic process diagrams related to wastewater treatment prior to disposal in the municipal sanitary sewer system.

For questions related to Waste Survey Reports, please call 705-674-4455, ext. 3600 or email