Mandatory Downspout Disconnection: Reminder of December 3 Deadline

Toronto Water is reminding property owners of the approaching December 3rd deadline to disconnect your downspout or apply for exemption.

Disconnecting downspouts reduces the amount of rainwater that enters the sewer system, which helps keep the system from overloading, reduce the risk of basement flooding, and decrease the release of polluted rainwater runoff into local waterways.

It is important that the work is done safely and properly. Residents and property owners are encouraged to visit or call 311 for more information.