Ensuring sanitary disposal of waste and sustainable design of communities.
We work toward ensuring that our communities are safe and healthy
This includes ensuring sanitary disposal of waste and sustainable design of communities. Our environmental health officers also carry out noise monitoring and control in some of our communities.
Build or repair a septic system
Any home or building not connected to a municipal or city sewage system needs a method to eliminate human waste. Some buildings, usually in rural settings with no running water, may use an outhouse or privy. All buildings with indoor plumbing need a sewage disposal system that complies with the Sewerage System Regulation.
Every owner who wants to construct a new septic system, or alter or repair an existing one, must retain the services of an authorized person, who may be a professional engineer or a registered onsite wastewater practitioner, to design and oversee the construction of the disposal system.
When it is not possible to install a sewerage system on a parcel of land, the owner may choose to install a sewage holding tank. Minimum requirements must meet the Sewerage System Regulation requirements.