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MANDATORY DOWNSPOUT DISCONNECTION BY LAW

Toronto City Council has approved a bylaw making it mandatory for property owners to disconnect their downspouts.
Rainwater runs off a roof, through the eavestrough  system and discharges into a downspout connected directly to the sewer system.
During heavy rainfall, the sewers become overloaded, increasing the risk of basement flooding and releasing polluted rainwater into our local waterways.

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To help deal with the problem, the City has made downspout disconnection mandatory, city-wide.
Visit the web page if you need to disconnect.

(http://map.toronto.ca/maps/map.jsp?app=MDDP)

Disconnecting your downspouts will help:

  • Reduce the amount of water sent through the sewer system
  • Reduce the risk of basement flooding
  • Reduce the polluted rainwater into our local waterways
  • Store and managing the rainwater
  • Using and paying less water
  • Protect your home and environment
  • Eclipse Roofing LTD offers skilled licensed downspout disconnection based on Building Code of Ontario.
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