A homeowner's guide to how to identify flood related problems and maintain your home's drainage system
The City's responsibility for sewer servicing begins where your property ends. Your household plumbing is only the start of a massive sewer network.
This sewer network consist of 3 systems:
- Combined Sewer - A system of sewers designed to collect and convey wastewater AND runoff from urban areas to the receiving stream or to a treatment plant if one is available.
- Storm Sewer - A system of sewers designed to collect, store and convey runoff from urban areas to a receiving waterbody.
- Sanitary Sewer - A system of sewers designed to collect and convey household and industrial wastewater from urban areas to a wastewater treatment plant ().
The following diagram illustrates the examples of these systems: