If an existing Private Drain Connection (PDC) requires renewal, multiple options may be available to you.
If your property is a single family detached, duplex, tri-plex, four-plex, five-plex or six-plex, the City offers an optional flat rate fee for Sewer Operations to renew the entire PDC from the sewer main to the property line. The current fee is $5,000. Alternatively, you can hire your own contractor to undertake a partial or complete renewal of your PDC. Please note that a Permit for Approved Works (PAW) is required for any work occurring in the City Right-Of-Way.
What Will the City Do?
As soon as payment is received, City Sewer Operations will:
- Inspect the PDC with a sewer camera
- Clean the PDC, if necessary
- Determine the method of repair or replacement
- Either open-cut replace, pipe-burst replace, or line the PDC
- Restore to preconstruction condition
Payment and Application
Contact the City at 519-661-4570 (Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm). Details can be provided over the phone, sent by fax or sent electronically.
Original documentation must be signed and delivered to:
London City Hall
300 Dufferin Ave
PO Box 5035
7th Floor - Development and Compliance Services Division
PDC Replacement During A City Construction Project
If the City is undertaking a reconstruction project where the mainline sewer is being replaced, all existing PDCs connected to this sewer will also be replaced between the mainline sewer and a point approximately 2 metres behind curb (this may vary from project to project depending on other external factors such as trees). The length of the remaining existing PDC will vary depending on a number of factors including the street Right-Of-Way, location of mainline sewer, and width of roadway.