Permitted Hauled Sewage Types
Sewage from domestic residential activities does not require approval. These include:
- Wastes from toilets
- Grey water (such as laundry, dish washing, showers
- On-board holding tanks (such as recreational vehicles, tour buses, ships, boats)
- Most campgrounds
Sewage from non-residential properties (such as a septic tank at a contractor's yard) requires a completed Generator Application form submitted with the Hauled Sewage Record or submitted to the Environmental Enforcement Section. This only needs to be submitted once.
Sewage Haulers are not permitted to discharge any non-domestic sewage unless an approval (Sewage Generator Approval) has been received specifically for that type of sewage.
Do not receive non-approved sewage for disposal until the sewage type and sewage generator have been approved by the Region. Disposal of unapproved non-domestic sewage is a violation of the Sewer-use By-law.
Sewage Not Accepted
The following sewage may not be discharged at a Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant:
- Sewage from generators outside the boundaries of the Niagara region
- Unapproved non-domestic wastes
- Waste from catch basins, floor troughs, oil/water separators, DAF units etc.
- Wastes from the cleaning of sand filters, or grit traps at vehicle maintenance facilities or washing facilities (car or truck washes)
- Wastes from directional boring fluids
- Hazardous or toxic wastes
- Any waste with excessive solids that may cause problems at the treatment facility
- Wastes prohibited under the Niagara Sewer-use By-law
- Manifested waste unless prior approval has been granted
- Any waste that is significantly different than what was approved