Wastewater and Storm Water Bylaw
The Wastewater and Storm Water Bylaw was established to regulate the collection and disposal of wastewater and storm water.
The domestic sewer system is a network of underground pipes, where through gravity and a series of pumping stations, carries the wastewater from homes to the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Wastewater Treatment Plant removes pollutants from the water before the treated wastewater, called effluent, is discharged into Wascana Creek.
The domestic sewer system is not be used to dispose of anything except domestic wastewater which includes water from sinks, showers, bathtubs, toilets, washing machines and dishwashers. Disposal of cooking oils, greases, fats, chemicals, pesticides, biomedical waste and hazardous waste is not allowed.
The storm drainage system is a network of drains, pipes and ponds designed to channel storm water directly to Wascana Creek and the Qu’Appelle River.
The drainage system is not to be used to dispose of soil, waste, animal waste, fecal matter, cooking oils, greases, gasoline, motor oil, transmission fluids, solvents, paint, cement, sawdust, yard waste, pesticides, biomedical waste, hazardous waste, soaps, odorous materials, detergents and water from hot tubs. Use a car wash to soap wash vehicles. Washing them on the road, your driveway or in the alley means the detergent enters the drainage system which drains directly into our waterways.
Weeping tile drains should be routed into the storm sewer to keep water out of a home’s basement. For more details, refer to sections 23 to 28 of this bylaw.
There are fines in place for individuals and/or corporations who do not comply to the regulations within the bylaw. Fines can reach up to $25,000.
Report a Bylaw Infraction
If you know of a bylaw violation and would like to report it, contact Service Regina by calling 306-777-7000 or using the online service request form.