The Council has obligations under specific acts and bylaws to safeguard the health of the community and the environment.
The main regulations governing the collection, treatment, and discharge of wastewater are:
Monitoring of levels of certain chemicals takes place. In some instances particular substances are either prohibited, e.g. asbestos or organochlorine pesticides, or are allowed into the sewer only in limited quantities, as is the case with chromium, nickel and cadmium.