As part of our action plan for the maintenance of our sanitary and storm sewers, the City of Beaconsfield will be performing mandatory sump pump inspections in the North sector as follows:inspector

North limit: Kirkland border
South limit: Elm Avenue
East limit: Westcroft
West limit: Montrose

Over the years, the City’s sanitary system has experienced significant infiltration, causing undue pressure on the sewer network. The largest contributor to this surcharge is the illegal connections of residents’ sump pumps into the City’s sanitary sewers. Respecting the City’s by-law against illegal sump pump connections is important for numerous environmental, health, and safety reasons. Among them are the following:

  • An overloaded sewer system caused by illegal connections can lead to sewer backups in your home or that of your neighbours. Raw sewage can reverse especially if you do not have a proper backwater valve connection installed.
  • Sewage treatment facilities cannot handle the added volume of water, and as a result are unable to properly treat the wastewater that they receive and discharge.
  • The added pressure on our lines can cause pipes to burst throughout the City, as the sanitary network is not designed for such an influx of water flow. This phenomenon is especially prevalent in the spring and during periods of heavy rain.

If you are not home at the time that City inspectors passed by, we kindly ask that you schedule an appointment with one of our inspectors:

Click here to schedule an appointment online

or call Public Works at 514 428-4500 during opening hours.

At the time of your appointment, a City employee will pass by your home and verify that your sump pump is properly connected. The inspection should require no more than 15 minutes. Owners of homes with problems will receive information on corrective action and deadlines for compliance.

Inspectors will at all times arrive in a marked City vehicle, be wearing a “Beaconsfield” safety vest and possess a City identification card.