Sewer use by-law

There are two Sewer Use By-laws that apply in Port Colborne; The City of Port Colborne's Sewer Use By-law, which can be viewed by visiting the City's Frequently Requested By-Laws page and the Region of Niagara's Sewer Use By-law which can be accessed by visiting their Sewer-use By-law page.

Working together, both by-laws protect the sanitary and storm sewer infrastructure that service Port Colborne's urban area. This infrastructure includes the sewer pipes, pumping stations and the wastewater treatment plant.

Discharges that break the requirements of the by-laws may damage the sewer infrastructure and create problems at the wastewater treatment plant. Problems, or “upsets” of the treatment process may result in incorrectly treated sewage being discharged to the Welland Canal.