Minto Illegal Sewer Hookups Targeted

Minto is going to try the ‘friendly’ approach to get rid of illegal hookups to the sanitary sewer system.

Municipal staff will go door-to-door in Palmerston, Harriston and Clifford with flyers urging residents to disconnect sump pumps and eavestroughs from the sanitary sewer system.

Council has been told such connections are not only expensive on the treatment plant, but they lead to situations where the system is so overloaded that raw sewage bypasses the treatment plant and is dumped into the river.