Mandatory Downspout Disconnection: Reminder of December 3 Deadline

Mandatory downspout disconnection is already in effect for most of Toronto, with the final (third) area of the
city required to disconnect this week: December 3, 2016.

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
-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 and tips on how “get disconnected” including:
-A video on downspout disconnection
-Tips on how to disconnect safely and properly.
-Copies of the exemption and financial assistance application forms