Who Owns What

The City of Mississauga is part of the two-tier municipal structure where it provides essential services like public transit, animal services, licensing, winter/snow services, parking, traffic operations, city roads, planning and development, policy planning, enforcement, fire, parks and forestry and many more. Region of Peel (upper-tier) has jurisdiction over a range of services like waste collection, policing and paramedic services, public health, regional roads, sanitary sewers, water services and regional planning. These programs and services help to address the priority needs of people and businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.

Who owns what?

Ownership and maintenance of infrastructure around a property is divided between the homeowner, City of Mississauga and Region of Peel. As a homeowner, you are responsible for the maintenance of pipes that fall on the private side of the property line. The illustration below explains roles and responsibilities for the infrastructure around your property. Click on the labels to learn more.

  • Foundation Drain Also known as a weeper or weeping tile, it is a perforated pipe installed at the base of a foundation in order to drain away excess groundwater. This prevents groundwater from building up against a foundation and protecting it from leaking or shifting. The property owner is responsible for the foundation drain.
  • Water Meter The water meter monitors and measures the amount of water that comes into a residence through a water service line. The Region of Peel installs, owns and maintains the water meter. Property owners are responsible for the pipes that lead into the water meter.
  • Wastewater Pipe This pipe carries wastewater from the residence to a wastewater treatment plant. Region of Peel is responsible for the maintenance of the pipe.
  • Sanitary Sewer A sanitary sewer collects wastewater, such as the flows from toilets, sinks, showers and laundry and directs it to a wastewater treatment facility for treatment prior to being discharged into the lake. Region of Peel is responsible for the maintenance of the sanitary sewer system.
  • Maintenance Hole A maintenance hole is a vertical access shaft from the ground surface to a sewer or underground utilities, usually at a junction, to allow cleaning, inspection, connections, and repairs. Region of Peel is responsible for the maintenance holes.
  • Foundation Drain Assessment roll number associated with the property
  • Shut Off Valve This valve controls the flow of water into the residence and is used for emergency water shut-off if a pipe breaks. The Region of Peel is responsible for the valve and it must be accessible at all times.
  • Water Service Connection The water service connection connects the residence to the watermain that carried water to the residence. This is maintained by the Region of Peel.
  • Watermain The watermain carries water to a residence from a water treatment plant or a community well. Region of Peel is responsible for the maintenance of the watermain.
  • Storm Sewer A storm sewer drains excess rain and ground water from impervious surfaces such as paved streets, car parks, parking lots, footpaths, sidewalks, and roofs. The City of Mississauga is responsible for the maintenance of the storm sewer connection.
  • Hydrant A hydrant is a discharge connection to a water main, usually consisting of an upright pipe having one or more nozzles and controlled by a gate valve. The Region of Peel is responsible for the hydrant and it must be accessible at all times.
  • Catch Basin Also known as a storm drain inlet or curb inlet, it is an opening to the storm drain system that includes a grate or curb inlet at street level where storm water enters the catch basin and a sump captures sediment, debris and other pollutants. The City of Mississauga is responsible for the maintenance of catch basins across the City.
  • Road The residential road in front of your house is maintained by the City of Mississauga.
  • Sidewalk Assessment roll number associated with the property
  • Property Line Property line is a boundary line that defines the points where your land ends and the neighboring lands begin (as per the Zoning by-law). The Property owner is responsible for maintenance of his side of the property line.
  • Other Utilities Utility providers such as cable, hydro, phone etc. install utility boxes on the street for maintenance and repair of services within your area. For assistance on a utility box, contact the provider who has installed or owns the box.
  • Storm Sewer Connection A storm sewer connection collects ground water from rainfall, snowmelt or excessive lawn watering into underground pipes before it conveys it into the lake and prevents flooding. The City of Mississauga is responsible for the maintenance of the storm sewer connection.

 

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Region of Peel links:
Homeowner responsibilities around the property
• Roads serviced by Region of Peel or Regional Roads
Construction Projects in Peel

 

 

 

 

 

 

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