Discharge into the sewer system
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Discharge into the sewer system
Discharge into the sewer system

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This is how we can avoid overloading the sewer system.

Not down the toilet or down the drain!

Sewer systems and wastewater treatment plants are designed to receive and treat mainly fecal matter and wastewater from kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms...but not the following.

Do not flush any of the following down the toilet or the drain

Food waste

  • Table scraps: grease and bones


  • Wipes
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Cotton swabs
  • Hair
  • Small animal carcasses

Household hazardous waste

  • Motor oil
  • Paint
  • Medication
  • Cleaning products

Consult the Info D-TRI-TUS search engine to find out how to dispose of the above materials.

By-law 406-2007 concerns discharge into sewers. For additional information, check out the pamphlet on sewer use.

About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 285,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.

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