The Local Government Act states:
"A municipality, council, regional district, board or improvement district, or a greater board, is not liable in any action based on nuisance, or on the rule in the Rylands vs. Fletcher case if the damages arise, directly or indirectly, out of the breakdown or malfunction of:
a) a sewer system;
b) water or drainage facility or system, or;
c) dike or a road.
Note: There are strict time limitations, under the Local Government Act, for you to submit your claim. The
Local Government Act – Subsection 736(1) states:
"A municipality is in no case liable for damages unless notice in writing, setting out the time, place, and manner in which the damage has been sustained, is delivered to the municipal clerk within two months from the date on which the damage was sustained."