March 14, 2019
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry–North Bay District and the Municipality’s Operations team are closely monitoring thawing and water conditions in the area. Mild weather and mixed precipitation will increase the probability of water levels rising and potential flooding. Outdoor enthusiasts and snowmobilers are asked to be cautious around waterways.
Did you know it is unlawful to direct storm and ground water from your property to the sanitary collection system? Storm water drainage flows must be kept separate from the sanitary system. Regulations in the Municipal By-Law (2000/25) and the Environmental Protection Act are in place to prohibit the improper connection and discharge of storm and ground water to sanitary sewers. Sanitary pump stations and treatment plants work harder and sometimes cannot keep up when flows are too high due to storm and ground water. Any person who fails to adhere to the regulations may be subject to fines up to $2000.00 per day.
Ontario’s flood map for up-to-date conditions and flood warnings
Municipal By-law 2000/25 regulating discharges to municipal sewers
Impact of improper discharge to the sanitary sewers from the City of North Bay