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 (EE-200) 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