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Waste Discharge By-Law - WM-16

By-Law Number
WM-16

OFFICE CONSOLIDATION INCLUDING AMENDMENT WM-16-17006 (November 28, 2017) IN FORCE AND EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2018

By-law Index

Part 1

DEFINITIONS

1.1 Definitions

B.O.D. - defined

City Engineer - defined

Composite sample - defined

Concentration - defined

Discharge - defined

Grab sample - defined

Hauled Liquid Waste – defined

Hauled Liquid Waste Facility – defined

Hauled Liquid Waste Hauler – defined

High Strength Sewage - defined

Leachate - defined

Person - defined

pH - defined

Phenolic compounds - defined

Public sewage works - defined

Sanitary sewer - defined

Septage – defined

Standard methods - defined

Storm sewer - defined

Storm water – defined

Suspended solids - defined

Waste - defined

 

Part 2

GENERAL PROVISIONS

2.1 Administration - by City Engineer

2.2 Entry - on private property - identification - required

2.3 Entry - into dwelling - limitation

2.4 Sample - composite - grab - single - sufficient

Part 3

PROHIBITIONS - DISCHARGES - TO SANITARY SEWERS

3.1 Discharge - other than in sewer - prohibited

3.2 Temperature - greater than 55 degrees Celsius

3.3 Fat - oil - grease - origin - animal - vegetable

3.4 Oil - grease - origin - non-animal - non-vegetable

3.5 pH - range - 6.0 to 10.5

3.6 Matter - harmful - to sewage works

3.7. Matter - harmful to persons

3.8 B.O.D. - exceeding 300 mg/l

3.9 Suspended solids - exceeding 350 mg/l

3.10 Concentrations - maximums

3.11 Discharge - prohibited waste - permission - conditions

3.12 Waste system - installation - details - required

Part 4

PROHIBITIONS - DISCHARGES - TO STORM SEWERS

4.1 Storm water - discharge - into storm sewer

4.2 Temperature - greater than 55 degrees Celsius

 

4.3 Fat - oil - grease - origin - animal - vegetable

 

4.4 Fat - oil - grease - origin - non-animal - non-vegetable

4.5 pH - range - 6.0 to 10.5

4.6 B.O.D. - 5-day count - exceeding 15 mg/l

4.7 Suspended solids - concentrations - exceeding 15 mg/l

4.8 Concentrations - maximum

Part 5

PROHIBITIONS - DISCHARGES

TO PUBLIC SEWAGE WORKS

5.1 Chemicals - pesticides - herbicide - other - prohibited

5.2 Toxic corrosive - radioactive - flammable - prohibited

5.3 Sulphur - matter causing offensive odour – prohibited

5.4 Solids - larger than 6.7 mm square - prohibited

5.5 Coloured matter - concentration - dilution factor

5.6 Storm water - meeting requirements - discharged

Part 6

COMMERCIAL INSTITUTIONS

INDUSTRIAL PREMISES

6.1 Grease - sand - dirt - interceptors - screening devices

6.2 Screening device - installed - maintained - as required

6.3 Manhole - alternative - installed - maintained

6.4 Manhole - other - design - construction - maintenance

6.5 Manhole - failure to install - maintain - prohibited

6.6 Manhole - accessible - at all times

6.7 Monitoring devices - reports - required - by Engineer

6.8 Monitoring devices - reports - failure to provide

6.9 Default of duty - expense - recovery - by City

6.10 Charge - lien on land - collected as taxes

6.11 Measurement

6.12 Billing

Part 7

ENFORCEMENT

7.1 Fine - for contravention

7.2 Fine - for contravention - corporation

7.3 Continuation - repetition - prohibited - by order

Part 8

REPEAL - ENACTMENT

8.1 By-law - previous

8.2 Effective date

The Municipal Council of The Corporation of the City of London enacts as

follows:

SHORT TITLE

WASTE DISCHARGE BY-LAW

Part 1

DEFINITIONS

 

1.1 Definitions

In this by-law:

B.O.D. - defined

"B.O.D." (denoting Biochemical Oxygen Demand) shall mean the quantity of oxygen

utilized in biochemical oxidation of organic and inorganic matter in five (5) days at

twenty (20) degrees Celsius, expressed in milligrams per litre.

City Engineer - defined

"City Engineer" shall mean the person appointed by the Council to the position of the

City Engineer, and any employee of the City who acts at the direction of the City

Engineer, in the enforcement of this by-law.

Composite sample - defined

"composite sample" shall mean a sample which is composed of a series of grab

samples taken at intervals during the sampling period.

Concentration - defined

"concentration" shall mean the content of any element or compound relative to the total

volume in which it is contained.

Discharge - defined

"discharge" includes the acts of failing to prevent escape, emitting, and releasing.

Grab sample - defined

"grab sample" is a portion of the flow being sampled, taken at one particular time and

place.

Hauled Liquid Waste – defined

“Hauled liquid waste” includes leachate and/or septage, which is transported by truck

and discharged into the City’s sewage system under certain conditions, at a Hauled

Liquid Waste Facility.

Hauled Liquid Waste Facility – defined

“Hauled Liquid Waste Depot” means an approved depot which may accept hauled liquid

waste transported by truck and discharged into the City’s sewage system under certain

conditions.

Hauled Liquid Waste Hauler – defined

“Hauled Liquid Waste Hauler” means an approved person who has the appropriate

approvals and permits to the satisfaction of the City Engineer and who may discharge

hauled liquid waste transported by truck at a hauled liquid facility.

High Strength Sewage - defined

“High Strength Sewage” means waste which exceeds the limits as set out in this by-law,

and includes leachate where leachate is discharged to the sanitary sewage system, but

does not include hauled liquid waste.

Leachate – defined

“Leachate” means contaminated water that is created in landfills, resulting from rain,

melting snow or liquid within municipal garbage that filters through the landfill waste

picking up and carrying with it dissolved materials. Where leachate is discharged to the

sanitary sewage system, it is a form of High Strength Sewage. Where leachate is transported to and

discharged into a Hauled Liquid Waste Facility, it shall be considered as Hauled Liquid

Waste.

Person - defined

"person" includes an individual, association, partnership, corporation, municipality,

provincial or federal agency, or an agent or employee thereof.

pH - defined

"pH" shall mean the logarithm of the reciprocal of the weight of hydrogen ions in grams

per litre of solution.

Phenolic compounds - defined

"phenolic compounds" shall mean any hydroxy derivative of benzene, or its condensed

nuclei.

Public sewage works - defined

"public sewage works" shall mean all sewers, sewage systems, sewage pumping

stations, sewage treatment plants and other works for the collection, acceptance,

transmission, treatment and disposal of liquid-borne wastes and storm water.

Sanitary sewer - defined

"sanitary sewer" shall mean that part of the public sewage works for the transmission of

liquid-borne wastes.

Septage – defined

“Septage” includes all matter, liquid and solid, that is pumped out of septic tanks and

holding tanks. Such tanks may be used in residential, commercial or industrial

properties which are not connected to the City’s sewerage system. Where Septage is

transported by truck for disposal at a Hauled Liquid Waste Faciltiy, it shall be

considered Hauled Liquid Waste.

Standard methods - defined

"standard methods" shall mean the use of validated test methods and procedures that

are based on a recognized international, national, or regional standard methods by

reputable technical organizations or by equipment manufacturer’s. The latest edition of

a test methodwill be used by the City or by any agent testing on behalf of the City at the

time of testing.

Storm sewer - defined

"storm sewer" shall mean a sewer, open channel, ditch or depression the purpose of

which is to carry storm water.

Storm water - defined

"storm water" shall mean surface and rain water, melted snow and ice, swimming pool

drain water, uncontaminated water carried in underground drains and groundwater.

Suspended solids - defined

"suspended solids" shall mean undissolved or insoluble total suspended matter which is

borne by a liquid or contained in waste.

Waste - defined

"waste" includes all manner of liquids and liquid-borne matter, but does not include

storm water entering a sewer.

Part 2

GENERAL PROVISIONS

2.1 Administration - by City Engineer

This by-law shall be administered by the City Engineer.

2.2 Entry - on private property - identification - required

For the purpose of the administration of this by-law, the City Engineer, any consultant

engaged by The Corporation of the City of London and directed by the City Engineer,

and any person appointed by the Council to carry out inspections in respect of

discharges prohibited or regulated by this by-law and directed by the City Engineer may,

upon production of identification enter in or upon any land or premises, except land or

premises being used as a dwelling unit, at any time without a warrant and carry out

such inspections and take such tests and samples as are necessary for the purposes of

the inspections.

2.3 Entry - into dwelling - limitation

Except under the authority of a search warrant issued under section 158 of the

Provincial Offences Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.33, as amended, the persons mentioned in

section 2.2 of this by-law shall not enter any place or room actually used as a dwelling

without requesting and obtaining the consent of the occupier, first having informed the

occupier that the right of entry may be refused and entry made only under the authority

of a search warrant.

2.4 Sample - composite - grab - single - sufficient

Where a sample is required for the purpose of determining the characteristics or

contents of the waste or storm water to which reference is made in this by-law:

(a) one sample alone is sufficient and, without limiting the generality of the

foregoing, the sample may be a grab sample or a composite sample, may

contain additives for its preservation and may be collected manually or by

using an automatic sampling device;

(b) except as otherwise specifically provided in this by-law, all analytical

tests, measurements, analyses and examinations of sewage,

uncontaminated water and storm water, shall be carried out in accordance

with standard methods;

(c) for each one of the metals whose concentration is limited under the

regulations contained in this by-law, the analysis shall be for the quantity

of total metal, which includes all metal both dissolved and particulate.

Part 3

PROHIBITIONS - DISCHARGES - TO SANITARY SEWERS

3.1 Discharge - other than in sewer - prohibited

(a) Unless permitted to do otherwise under this by-law, no person shall fail to ensure

that waste is discharged only into a sanitary sewer.

Discharge – other than to Haulted Liquid Waste Facility - prohibited

(b) Unless permitted to do otherwise under this by-law, no person shall fail to ensure

that Hauled Liquid Waste is discharged only to a designated Hauled Liquid Waste

Facility.

3.2 Temperature - greater than 55 degrees Celsius

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into or in sanitary sewers, waste which is at a temperature in excess of fifty-five (55)

degrees Celsius, or one hundred thirty-one (131) degrees Fahrenheit.

3.3 Fat - oil - grease - origin - animal - vegetable

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into or in sanitary sewers, waste which contains more than 100 milligrams per litre of fat,

oil, grease or other matter of animal or vegetable origin.

3.4 Oil - grease - origin - non-animal - non-vegetable

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into or in sanitary sewers, waste which contains more than 15 milligrams per litre of oil,

grease, tar, or other matter of other than animal or vegetable origin.

3.5 pH - range - 6.0 to 10.5

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into or in sanitary sewers, waste which has a pH lower than 6.0 or greater than 10.5 or

which due to its nature or content, becomes less than 6.0 or greater than 10.5 during

transmission to a sewage treatment plant.

3.6 Matter - harmful - to sewage works

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

in to or in sanitary sewers, wastes which may be or may become or cause:

(a) harm to the public sewage works; or

(b) an impairment of the quality of the water in any watercourse; or

(c) a failure of any discharge from the sewer works to comply with the requirements

of an environmental compliance approval or with federal or provincial legislation.

3.7 Matter - harmful - to persons

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into or in sanitary sewers, waste which may be or may become harmful to persons.

3.8 B.O.D. - exceeding 300 mg/l

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into or in sanitary sewers, waste which has a five day B.O.D. exceeding 300 milligrams

per litre.

3.9 Suspended solids - exceeding 350 mg/l

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into or in sanitary sewers, waste which contains more than 350 milligrams per litre of

suspended solids.

3.10 Concentrations - maximums

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into or in sanitary sewers, waste which contains a concentration of:

(a) aluminum, expressed as Al, in excess of 50 milligrams per litre;

(b) ammonia, expressed as N, in excess of 50 milligrams per litre;

(c) arsenic, expressed as As, in excess of 1.0 milligram per litre;

(c) barium, expressed as Ba, in excess of 5 milligrams per litre;

(e) beryllium, expressed as Be, in excess of 5 milligrams per litre;

(f) cadmium, expressed as Cd, in excess of 3 milligrams per litre;

(g) chloride, expressed as Cl, in excess of 1,500 milligrams per litre;

(h) chromium, expressed as Cr, in excess of 5 milligrams per litre;

(i) copper, expressed as Cu, in excess of 5 milligrams per litre;

(j) cyanide, expressed as CN, in excess of 2.0 milligrams per litre;

(k) fluoride, expressed as F, in excess of 10 milligrams per litre;

(l) iron, expressed as Fe, in excess of 50 milligrams per litre;

(m) lead, expressed as Pb, in excess of 5 milligrams per litre;

(n) manganese, expressed as Mn, in excess of 5 milligrams per litre;

(o) mercury, expressed as Hg, in excess of 0.1 milligrams per litre;

(p) molybdenum, expressed as Mo, in excess of 5 milligrams per litre;

(q) nickel, expressed as Ni, in excess of 5 milligrams per litre;

(r) phenolic compounds, in excess of 1.0 milligrams per litre;

(s) phosphorus, expressed as P, in excess of 10 milligrams per litre;

(t) selenium, expressed as Se, in excess of 5 milligrams per litre;

(u) silver, expressed as Ag, in excess of 2 milligrams per litre;

(v) sulphates, expressed as SO4, in excess of 1,500 milligrams per litre;

(w) sulphides, expressed as S, in excess of 2 milligrams per litre;

(x) tin, expressed as Sn, in excess of 5 milligrams per litre;

(y) zinc, expressed as Zn, in excess of 5 milligrams per litre;

(z) Nonylphenol, in excess of 0.02 milligrams per litre;

(aa) Nonylphenol Ethoxylate, in excess of 0.2 milligrams per litre.

3.11 Discharge - prohibited waste - permission - conditions

(1) The City Engineer may permit the discharge of waste which has a five-day B.O.D.

exceeding 300 milligrams per litre and/or contains more than 350 milligrams per litre of

suspended solids and/or contains more than 50 milligrams per litre of ammonia and/or

contains more than 10 milligrams per litre of phosphorous, into a sanitary sewer,

notwithstanding any other section of this by-law:

(a) if the land from which the wastes are to be discharged is equipped with

the following inspection facilities and apparatus, to the satisfaction of the

City Engineer:

(i) a flow measuring, sampling and recording device within a

compartment which may be kept locked by the City and to which no

other person shall have access, at a point between the public

sewage works and the outlet of all plumbing systems serving the

land; and

(ii) an observation manhole, having a diameter of not less than 1.2

metres located so as to permit inspection of all wastes being

discharged into the public sewage works from the land;

(b) and if the public sewage works, in the opinion of the City Engineer, is

capable of accepting the waste; and

(c) upon payment of the High Strength Sewage Service Charge set out in the

Schedule of Sewer System Fees and Charges By-law, and subject to the

conditions as set out in sections 6.11 and 6.12 of this by-law.

(2) The City Engineer may permit the discharge of Hauled Liquid Waste at a Hauled

Liquid Waste Depot:

(a) if the Hauled Liquid Waste Hauler has all the necessary permits and

approvals necessary to collect and transport Hauled Liquid Waste, to the

satisfaction of the City Engineer; and

(b) if the Hauled Liquid Waste Hauler meets the necessary credit

requirements, in the opinion of the City Treasurer; and

(c) upon payment of the Hauled Liquid Waste Disposal Charge set out in the

Schedule of Sewer System Fees and Charges By-law, and subject to the

conditions as set out in sections 6.11 and 6.12 of this by-law.

3.12 Waste system - installation - details - required

Details of the construction and operation of any system:

(a) which is used to intercept or control the discharge of wastes into the public

sewage works; or

(b) which is used to provide treatment of wastes, shall be furnished to the City Engineer upon installation of the system or at the request

of the City Engineer.

Part 4

PROHIBITIONS - DISCHARGES - TO STORM SEWERS

4.1 Storm water - discharge - into storm sewer

Unless permitted to do otherwise under this by-law, no person shall fail to ensure that

storm water is discharged into a storm sewer.

4.2 Temperature - greater than 55 degrees Celsius

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into or in a storm sewer, storm water which is at a temperature in excess of fifty-five (55)

degrees Celsius, or one hundred thirty-one (131) degrees Fahrenheit.

4.3 Fat - oil - grease - origin - animal - vegetable

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into or in a storm sewer, storm water which contains more than 15 milligrams per litre of

fat, oil, grease, or other matter of animal or vegetable origin.

4.4 Fat - oil - grease - origin - non-animal - non-vegetable

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into or in a storm sewer, storm water which contains more than 15 milligrams per litre of

fat, oil, grease, or other matter of other than animal or vegetable origin.

4.5 pH - range - 6.0 to 10.5

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into or in a storm sewer, storm water which has a pH lower than 6.0 or greater than

10.5.

4.6 B.O.D. - 5-day count - exceeding 15 mg/l

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into or in a storm sewer, storm water which contains matter which raises the 5 day

B.O.D. to greater than 15 milligrams per litre.

4.7 Suspended solids - concentrations - exceeding 15 mg/l

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into or in a storm sewer, storm water which contains suspended solids at a

concentration in excess of 15 milligrams per litre.

4.8 Concentrations - maximum

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into or in a storm sewer, storm water which contains a concentration of:

(a) aluminum, expressed as Al, in excess of 1.0 milligrams per litre;

(b) arsenic, expressed as As, in excess of 0.2 milligrams per litre;

(c) barium, expressed as Ba, in excess of 0.1 milligrams per litre;

(d) beryllium, expressed as Be, in excess of 1.0 milligrams per litre;

(e) cadmium, expressed as Cd, in excess of 0.008 milligrams per litre;

(f) chlorides, expressed as Cl, in excess of 1,500 milligrams per litre;

(g) chlorine, expressed as Cl 2 , in excess of 1.0 milligrams per litre;

(h) chromium, expressed as Cr, in excess of 0.2 milligrams per litre;

(i) copper, expressed as Cu, in excess of 0.04 milligrams per litre;

(j) cyanide, expressed as CN, in excess of 0.1 milligrams per litre;

(k) fluoride, expressed as F, in excess of 2.0 milligrams per litre;

(l) iron, expressed as Fe, in excess of 1.0 milligrams per litre;

(m) lead, expressed as Pb, in excess of 0.12 milligrams per litre;

(n) manganese, expressed as Mn, in excess of 1.0 milligrams per litre;

(o) mercury, expressed as Hg, in excess of 0.001 milligrams per litre;

(p) nickel, expressed as Ni, in excess of 0.08 milligrams per litre;

(q) phenolic compounds in excess of 0.02 milligrams per litre;

(r) phosphorus, expressed as P, in excess of 0.4 milligrams per litre;

(s) selenium, expressed as Se, in excess of 0.2 milligrams per litre;

(t) silver, expressed as Ag, in excess of 0.12 milligrams per litre;

(u) sulphates, expressed as SO4, in excess of 1,500 milligrams per litre;

(v) tin, expressed as Sn, in excess of 1.0 milligrams per litre;

(w) zinc, expressed as Zn, in excess of 0.05 milligrams per litre.

Part 5

PROHIBITIONS - DISCHARGES

TO PUBLIC SEWAGE WORKS

5.1 Chemicals - pesticides - herbicide - other - prohibited

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

matter of a kind listed below into a public sewage works:

(a) pesticide;

(b) herbicide;

(c) fuel oil;

(d) gasoline;

(e) benzene;

(f) Naphtha;

(g) acetone;

(h) ammonia;

(i) carbon disulphide;

(j) chlorine;

(k) bromine;

(l) trichloroethylene or perchloroethylene;

(m) sulphur dioxide;

(n) pyridine;

(o) formaldehyde.

5.2 Toxic corrosive - radioactive - flammable - prohibited

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into a public sewage works, matter which has toxic, corrosive, radioactive, flammable or

noxious properties.

5.3 Sulphur - matter causing offensive odour - prohibited

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into a public sewage works, matter that may cause an offensive odour to emanate from

the public sewage works, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the

discharge of any concentration of hydrogen sulphide, carbon disulphide, reduced

sulphur compounds, amines or ammonia.

5.4 Solids - larger than 6.7 mm square - prohibited

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into a public sewage works, waste or storm water containing any matter which will not

pass through a screen having openings not larger than 6.7 millimetres square.

5.5 Coloured matter - concentration - dilution factor

No person shall discharge or deposit or cause or permit to be discharged or deposited,

into a public sewage works, waste or storm water containing coloured matter, which

would require a dilution in excess of four (4) parts of distilled water to one (1) part of

such waste or storm water to dissipate the colour.

5.6 Storm water - meeting requirements - discharged

Waste which meets the requirements of this by-law concerning storm water may be

deemed by the City Engineer to be storm water and shall be discharged into a storm

sewer.

Part 6

COMMERCIAL INSTITUTIONS

INDUSTRIAL PREMISES

6.1 Grease - sand - dirt - interceptors - screening devices

The City Engineer may require the owner or occupant of commercial, institutional or

industrial premises with one or more connections to the public sewage works to install

and maintain in good repair in each connection a suitable device to prevent the entry of

grease, oil, sand and dirt into the public sewage works.

6.2 Screening device - installed - maintained - as required

No person shall fail to install or maintain a suitable device to prevent the entry of

grease, oil, sand and dirt into the public sewage upon being required to do so by the

City Engineer.

6.3 Manhole - alternative - installed - maintained

The Engineer may require the owner or occupant of commercial, institutional or

industrial premises with one or more connections to the public sewage works to install

and maintain in good repair in each connection a suitable manhole having a diameter of

not less than 1.2 metres to allow observation, sampling and measurement of the flow

therein, provided that where installation of a manhole is not possible, an alternative

device or facility may be substituted with the approval of the City Engineer.

6.4 Manhole - other - design - construction - maintenance

Every manhole, device or facility installed as required by this by-law shall be designed

and constructed in accordance with good engineering practice to the satisfaction of the

City Engineer and shall be constructed and maintained on the land of the owner or

occupant of the premises, at the owner's or occupant's expense.

6.5 Manhole - failure to install - maintain - prohibited

No person shall fail to install or maintain in good repair a manhole, device or facility that

meets the standards of this by-law upon being required to do so by the City Engineer.

6.6 Manhole - accessible - at all times

No person required to install a manhole, device or facility shall fail to ensure such

manhole, device or facility is accessible at all times for the purposes of observing,

sampling and measuring the flow of sewage therein.

6.7 Monitoring devices - reports - required - by Engineer

The owner or occupant of commercial, institutional or industrial premises shall, at the

discretion of the City Engineer, install devices to monitor discharges to the satisfaction

of the City Engineer, and if required to do such installation, shall submit regular reports

regarding such discharges to the City Engineer.

6.8 Monitoring devices - reports - failure to provide

No person shall fail to install a device to monitor discharges or fail to submit regular

reports regarding such discharges when required to do so by the City Engineer.

6.9 Default of duty - expense - recovery - by City

Where the owner or occupant of commercial, institutional or industrial premises does

not install or maintain each manhole device or facility required under this by-law, such

installation or maintenance may be done at the direction of the City Engineer at the

expense of the owner or occupant and the Municipality may recover the costs incurred

in doing such work by action or by adding the costs to the tax roll and collecting them in

the same manner as municipal taxes.

6.10 Charge - lien on land - collected as taxes

(1) Any charge based upon the rates set out in the Schedule of Sewer System Fees

and Charges By-law imposed upon any owner or occupant of land has priority

lien status and may be added to the tax roll against the property in respect of

which the sewer service was supplied.

(2) If any charge or any part thereof remains unpaid after its due date the City Clerk,

upon notice to the owner or occupant of the amount due, the person by whom it

is due, shall add the same to the tax roll.

(3) If an amount is added to the tax roll in respect of a property under subsections

(1) or (2), that amount, including interest:

(a) may be collected in the same manner as taxes on the property;

(b) may be recovered with costs as a debt due to the municipality from the

assessed owner of the property at the time the charge was added to the

tax roll and from any subsequent owner of the property or any part of it;

(c) is a special lien on the property in the same manner as taxes under

subsection 349(3) of the Municipal Act, 2001; and

(d) may be included in the cancellation price under Part XI of the Municipal

Act, 2001 in the same manner as are taxes on the property.

6.11 Measurement

(1) High Strength Waste

(a) The volume of high strength waste shall be as measured by the flow

measuring device located upon the land served or as estimated by the

City Engineer should such device malfunction or fail to provide complete

data.

(b) The concentration of ammonia, B.O.D., suspended solids and

phosphorous in excess of the limits prescribed by this by-law shall be as

calculated by the City Engineer on the basis of no less than two samples

per year of the waste being discharged.

(2) Hauled Liquid Waste

The volume of Hauled Liquid Waste shall be deemed to be the volume

of the Hauled Liquid Waste as determined in the sole discretion of the

City Engineer or designate, using any of the following methods:

(a) the volumetric capacity of the vehicle transporting the Hauled Liquid

Waste; or

(b) the approximate volume as calculated using the net weight of the

vehicle transporting the Hauled Liquid Waste weighed at the City’s

W12A landfill site; or

(c) the approximate volume “rounded up” using the calibrated sight glass of

the vehicle transporting the Hauled Liquid Waste.

6.12 Billing

(1) The High Strength Sewage Service Charge shall be based upon:

(a) the strength of ammonia, B.O.D., suspended solids and phosphorous

which have been treated and shall be calculated as follows:

S = F X Q X R

Where:

S means High Strength Sewage Service Charge in dollars

F means the ratio of:

actual strength - allowable strength

allowable strength

(ratio calculated separately and additive for B.O.D., suspended solids,

ammonia and phosphorous strength in excess of the respective by-law

limits)

Q means the volume measured in cubic metres (m³)

R means the High Strength Sewage Service Rate as set out in the

Schedule of Sewer System Fees and Charges By-law;

(b) billings shall be made quarterly and are due within 30 days of the actual

billing date;

(c) the penalty upon all amounts invoiced, but not paid within 30 days shall be

1.5% per month (18% per year).

(2) The Hauled Liquid Waste Disposal charge shall be based upon:

(a) the deemed volume of the Hauled Liquid Waste determined in subsection

6.11(2) multiplied by the appropriate Hauled Liquid Waste Disposal rate as

set out in the Schedule of Sewer System Fees and Charges By-law.

(b) billings shall be made monthly and are due within 30 days of the actual

billing date;

(c) the penalty upon all amounts invoiced, but not paid within 30 days shall be

1.5% per month (18% per year).

Part 7

ENFORCEMENT

7.1 Fine - for contravention

Any person other than a corporation who contravenes any section of this by-law is guilty

of an offence and upon conviction is liable for a fine of not more than $10,000.00 for a

first offence and not more than $25,000.00 for any subsequent offence under the by-

law.

7.2 Fine - for contravention - corporation

Notwithstanding any other provision of this by-law, a corporation upon conviction of a

contravention of this by-law is liable for a fine of not more than $50,000.00 for a first

offence and not more than $100,000.00 for any subsequent offences.

7.3 Continuation - repetition - prohibited - by order

The court in which the conviction has been entered, and any court of competent

jurisdiction thereafter, may make an order prohibiting the continuation or repetition of

the offence by the person convicted, and such order shall be in addition to any other

penalty imposed on the person convicted.

Part 8

REPEAL - ENACTMENT

8.1 By-law - previous

By-law WM-2 and all amendments thereto are hereby repealed.

8.2 Short Title

The short title of this by-law shall be the Waste Discharge By-law.

8.3 Effective date

This by-law comes into force and effect on January 1, 2005.

Passed in Open Council on December 20, 2004.

Anne Marie DeCicco

Mayor

Kevin Bain

City Clerk

First Reading - December 20, 2004

Second Reading - December 20, 2004

Third Reading - December 20, 2004

As Amended by
By-Law No. Date Passed at Council
WM-16-05001 February 7, 2005
WM-16-07002 December 18, 2006
WM-16-07003 June 25, 2007
WM-16-10004 February 1, 2010
WM-16-10005 March 29, 2010
WM-16-17006 November 28, 2017

 

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