Inspections and surveys
Downspout survey work
A downspout is a vertical pipe on the outside of a building. A downspout carries rainwater from the roof to the ground. Some downspouts go into the ground.
A downspout survey is an inspection of a downspout to see how well it’s working.
We’re doing downspout surveys in:
Surveyors in your neighbourhood
You do not need to prepare or be at home when the survey is happening.
Regional employees and contractors:
- Do not need to enter your house.
- Will not ask to enter your house.
- Will provide identification and a business card for follow-up, if asked.
Types of information collected
Surveyors will be mainly locating, checking and taking pictures of downspouts from the sidewalk (not entering onto your property).
Reason for the downspout survey
Some downspouts are connected to Peel’s sanitary (wastewater) sewers.
During periods of heavy rain, the water in these connected downspouts can surge into the sewer pipes. This surge can cause flooding.
Recording downspout information will help us see if we need to do something to lessen the chance of flooding.
For more details, call the Region of Peel at 905-791-7800, ext. 4409.