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Sewer By-law Review (Completed)
We have reviewed the existing Sewer By-law and are proposing changes. We have prepared a draft by-law and are now seeking feedback from businesses and the public before we send it to City Council for consideration.

Background
Recommendations from the Clean Environment Commission (CEC) Icon indicating a link which will open up a new browser window and take you to a Web site outside of the City of Winnipeg's Web site. To return to the City of Winnipeg Web site, close the new browser window. Adobe Acrobat icon indicating a pdf file that will open up in a new browser window. Close the new window to return to this page. in 2003 to the Minister of Conservation led us to review the existing Sewer By-law 7070/97.

The recommendation stated that we should update our By-law to:

  • expand the list of restricted substances,
  • prevent disposal of contaminants of concern,
  • encourage treatment at source,
  • improve enforcement of the By-law, and
  • increase penalties for violations.

We prepared the draft by-law in user-friendly language and:

  • followed the recommendations made by the CEC,
  • followed the principles contained in a draft Model Sewer Use By-law Icon indicating a link which will open up a new browser window and take you to a Web site outside of the City of Winnipeg's Web site. To return to the City of Winnipeg Web site, close the new browser window. Adobe Acrobat icon indicating a pdf file that will open up in a new browser window. Close the new window to return to this page. produced by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment to help municipalities develop sewer by-laws,
  • used the Toronto Sewer By-law Icon indicating a link which will open up a new browser window and take you to a Web site outside of the City of Winnipeg's Web site. To return to the City of Winnipeg Web site, close the new browser window. as a model and reviewed by-laws from eight other Canadian cities, and
  • referred to the National Pollutant Release Inventory Icon indicating a link which will open up a new browser window and take you to a Web site outside of the City of Winnipeg's Web site. To return to the City of Winnipeg Web site, close the new browser window. set up under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act to determine the pollutants to be restricted or controlled.

Documents and supporting information

Feedback (closed)
Comments were received until March 12, 2010.

We held two public meetings at the Masonic Memorial Temple, 420 Corydon Avenue:

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2010 (evening session)
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2010 (morning session)

Your input and our recommendations will be included in the report that goes forward to Council.

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Last updated: March 27, 2015