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Condominiums Discharging Private Water – permit or discharge agreement?

Danielle Swartz
Publication date:
July 30, 2019
Article Summary: 

Condominium corporations in Toronto are prohibited from discharging "private water" into a sewer system without a permit or discharge agreement from the General Manager of Toronto Water. Private water includes groundwater, surface water, rainwater, storm water and construction dewatering. A permit is required for short-term discharging activities, while a discharge agreement is required for long-term discharging activities. Condominium corporations must provide detailed information and records to ensure that the water meets the specifications and limits set out in the Sewers By-law. Failure to comply with the Sewers By-law could result in fines and penalties for the corporation and individual directors.


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Danielle Swartz
Condominiums Discharging Private Water – permit or discharge agreement?
July 30, 2019
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