If the relief activity is short-term (i.e. less than one year) and the expected costs do not exceed $20,000, authorization is granted. Short-term unloading measures may be rehabilitation or drainage work on the construction. Note: If discharge into a canal channel that then leads to a combined channel or sanitary channel, a fee is charged for the treatment of this wastewater. www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/9699-private-water-application-v1.6-AODA.pdf The city is expected to fix this soon, but in the meantime, large landfills must decide if they want to use the involuntary fault… Since 2016, the number of new landfill agreements has increased rapidly; At the end of the year, the city had 263 short- and long-term water contracts. In 2017, the first full year of the new rules, that figure rose to 312 and city employees said that number had risen to 429 by the end of 2018, a 63 percent increase over 2016. Initially, the city set the cost of this private water drop at 2.17 $US per cubic meter and cashed in $2.9 million in 2016 under health contracts. In 2017, the city collected $4.233 million in fees, and in 2018, that figure rose to $6.5 million, more than double what it was before 2016. These dollar sums are tiny compared to Toronto`s billions of water budgets, but these are costs that many developers had not paid before.
In addition, in 2019, the City Council approved an increase in the water tax to $2.254 from $2.17 $US per cubic. Once Toronto Water`s approval has been granted, unloading permits and agreements authorize the discharge of private water into sewers, sanitary canals or sewers combined. Maher finds that developers can avoid private water costs by designing bathtub-style skyscrapers, making them completely waterproof and diverting water from foundations. It is usually an expensive option. You can also build a drainage layer in the building floor and use a marsh to pump water either into storm sewers or into sanitary sewers.