- PROPER USE: Toilets, sinks, and other water apparatus shall not be used for purposes other than those for which they were intended. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, no sweepings, garbage, refuse, debris, medication, paint, solvents, hazardous chemicals or products, hygiene products, excess toilet paper, cigar or cigarette butts, rubbish, rags or other substances or refuse materials shall be disposed of in toilets or any other drainage system or apparatus.
- REPAIR COSTS: Repair costs arising from any damage to toilets or other water apparatus systems as a result of misuse, or from unreasonable use, shall be borne by the Residents.
- FLOODING: Owners and tenants shall be jointly and severally liable for the cost of rectifying flooding, fire, smoke or any other damage originating in the unit up to the amount of the Corporation’s insurance deductible, subject to the provisions of the Act and by-law of the Corporation. Residents shall prevent flooding arising from plumbing failures or water overflows from bathtubs, toilets, sinks, washing machines, dishwashers, hoses, pipes, taps, valves and other plumbing components within a unit.
- ALTERATIONS: No plumbing alterations within any unit, or within any partitions, load-bearing or shared wall, or any other portion of the common elements, shall be made without the prior written approval of the Board and shall be approved and performed in accordance with the Act and all other applicable laws and standards.
- HOSES: Residents shall use only high-pressure hoses to connect dishwashers and washing machines to the Corporation’s plumbing system. All appliances connected to the Corporation’s plumbing system must be equipped with 180 PSI pressure-rated hoses. Residents are responsible for inspecting hoses at least once annually and replacing any worn hose when necessary.
- TAPS: Residents shall be responsible for the repair and replacement of any dripping taps and taps with cross-over problems with proper procedures and with the appropriate washers and replacement components. When replacing washers or other tap components, the supply valve must first be turned off. Valves and water pipes shall only be replaced by a qualified plumber.
- SHUT-OFF VALVES: Residents shall familiarize themselves with the location and operation of all in-suite water shut-off valves (e.g. kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, etc.) Water shut-off valves controlling automatic washing machines shall not be left open when the machines are not in use.