Septic System Approval
Onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems includes treatment of wastes of domestic origin, from bathroom sinks, toilets, bathtubs, showers, and kitchen sinks, dishwashers and laundry. Approval for in-ground sewage disposal is required in the province of Ontario. The concern for the Township is the presence of disease carrying bacteria, toxic elements, and nutrients in the form of nitrogen and phosphorous compounds.
Under Part 8 (Sewage Systems) of the Ontario Building Code, the Township is responsible for the issuance of permits for the construction and use of sewage systems (also referred to as septic systems). The Township issues Certificates of approval to construct/install Class 2 through Class 5 sewage systems for new homes, commercial businesses, etc. and for the addition or replacement of existing systems serving existing buildings.