Wastewater: What’s Coming Down the Pipe
Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations Amendments
Environment and Climate Change Canada has, as a direct result of MNL’s advocacy work, agreed to revise the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations (WSER). Following a consultation period, the proposed amendments are now ready for review and comment and have been published in the Canada Gazette.
MNL members advocated for these regulations to be amended. The below video will give you an overview of the WSER, along with some background. Click here for the pdf version of the presentation.
Upcoming information session:
June 22, 2023 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. General information session
What Municipalities Can Do
We strongly encourage you to:
- Become familiar with the proposed amendments;
- Engage in the consultation process;
- Ask questions and work toward compliance of the wastewater systems effluent regulations.
N.L. specific info session replay
This session, specifically for Newfoundland and Labrador municipalities, is hosted by Environment and Climate Change Canada, and is essential for all municipalities impacted by WSER changes. The video replay of this session is below.
Which Municipalities are Affected?
This map shows the municipalities directly impacted by proposed changes to the WSER. These municipalities are listed in the discussion document annex as being likely eligible for a temporary authorization (TA).
You can find answers to frequently asked questions here. If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for, please reach out to us.
If you are wondering what you need to do next, ask questions. As always, you can reach out to MNL Director of Advocacy and Communications Deatra Walsh directly at email@example.com or by phone at 709.986.2771. You can ask questions and/or provide feedback to Environment and Climate Change Canada through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.