A detailed inspection of sanitary laterals using video cameras inside pipes was completed in early 2022 in a sub-catchment of the Stoney Creek Sanitary Catchment around Chapman Avenue. This inspections showed that more than 40% of the inspected connections have deficiencies related to Inflow and Infiltration (I&I).
Significant I&I reductions in the overall sewer system will require property owner involvement in sanitary lateral rehabilitation or replacement.
Paid contractor invoice for the sanitary lateral rehabilitation.
Upon receipt and confirmation of the supporting documents, the City would provide the property owner a corresponding one-time grant up to $2,000.
Scenario 2 – Joint effort:
In this scenario, the City is planning to replace the City-owned connection, and can approach the property owner to extend the work to include replacement of the private sewer connection. This scenario could be significantly cheaper for the property owner, as the City will have already mobilized the contractor. Under this scenario, the property owner must complete the following process to access the program:
Property owner receive request from the City to replace the private sanitary connection.
The City will review and assess the scope of work and contribution amount needed from the property owner. The assessment will be done on a case-by-case basis, as every sanitary connection is unique.
The City will inform the property owner of the cost to complete the sanitary connection replacement works, including the grant discount.
Property owner pays to the City the corresponding one-time payment for the discounted property owner share of the works, and the City’s contractor will complete the work in accordance with the City’s specifications. The City’s contractor would also apply for the plumbing permit, and pay the minimum permit fee.