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Sewer Use By-Law No. 55-2013

In 2013 The Regional Municipality of Durham updated its Sewer Use Bylaw. The by-law establishes limits for various pollutants that are being discharged into the sanitary and storm sewers, while specifying provisions to control the discharge of otherwise prohibited waste.

The Sewer Use By-Law No. 55-2013 provides the municipality the ability to regulate discharges from industrial, commercial and institutional facility’s including restaurants, service centers and car washing facilities which have shown to represent a significant burden on the sanitary sewer collection system and water pollution control plants.

The By-law also regulates, draining chlorinated and salt water pools to sanitary and/or storm sewers on Regional Roads, from residential homes as well as commercial and institutional facilities to protect our sensitive water ways and the natural environment.

The By-law strengthens current prohibitions harmonizing areas of the By-law with York and Peel Region as well as surrounding GTA Municipalities.

To learn more about the Sewer Use By-law visit our frequently asked questions section, or if you have any questions regarding the Sewer Use By-law No. 55-2013, please call the Sewer Use By-law Office at 905-576-3352.

Click here to read a copy of the Sewer Use By-law (PDF).