On Site Sewage Systems

On-Site Sewage Systems are regulated by the Municipality under the Ontario Building Code Act.

It is a requirement that on-site sewage systems be designed and installed by licensed professionals. The Municipality issues permits and inspects all sewage systems in the Township, with a daily design flow of less than 10,000 liters per day.

The following are general code requirements for the design of an onsite sewage system;

  • 3 meters (10feet) from property lines
  • tank to be a minimum 1.5 meters (6feet) from buildings
  • the bed area to be a minimum 5 meters (17feet) from buildings
  • bed area to be a minimum 15 meters (50feet) from a drilled well or a minimum 30 meters (100feet) from a dug well