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Translation – Explanation and Caution

The electronic translation service on the City of Surrey’s web site is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation may vary in some of the languages offered by Google. The goal of the basic translation is to capture the general intention of the original English material.

Google Translate is a free service and currently offers translation in over 50 languages. Unfortunately, not all the languages spoken in the City of Surrey are translated. Punjabi is one of the languages not currently offered, and to remedy the situation, the City has been in contact with Google and they have committed to making Punjabi available in the future.

The City of Surrey cannot guarantee the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any translated information. Before you act on translated information, the City encourages you to confirm any facts that are important to you and the decisions you make.

The City of Surrey offers interpretation services at all its facilities. If you have a question about the material you read on our web site, we encourage you to stop by a City facilities to discuss it. You can also contact the City at (604) 591-4011 to receive interpretation support.

The City is committed to enhancing the accessibility of its web site to all its citizens, and appreciates any feedback that it receives.

Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Hindi

Service Connections and Discharge

Sanitary Sewer By-law

Sanitary Sewer By-law No. 16611 authorizes the City to operate a sanitary sewerage system as a municipal service on a self-liquidating basis for the benefit of residents and businesses of the City.  The By-law regulates extensions, connections and use of the sanitary sewerage system, and along with Fee Setting By-law No. 14577, sets the charges for using the system.  The By-law is enforced through a summary conviction clause with a range of fines and through a specific Schedule of Fines found in Municipal Ticket Information By-law No. 12508. Visit City of Surrey's By-Law web page for more information.

Eligibility for Service Connection

Part 5 of the Sewer By-law states the conditions for entitlement to connect to the municipal sewerage system.  Among other requirements (see By-law), every parcel to be serviced must front the city system for the entire frontage of the parcel of land.

Waste Discharge

Part 5 of the Sewer By-law states the rate of discharge and type of waste prohibited and restricted from entering the municipal sewerage system. 

Examples of Prohibited Waste:

  • material from septic tanks,
  • water or other substance used to dilute non-domestic waste
  • storm water,
  • ground water infiltration, etc.

Examples of Restricted Waste:

  • Uncontaminated water,
  • Sanitary waste from recreational vehicles (use sani-stations),
  • Restricted waste without a valid Permit issued by MV, etc.

Metro Vancouver’s, GVS&DD By-law further specifies waste types.  Metro Vancouver operates the waste water treatment plants that receive loadings from the municipal system.