Onsite Wastewater Systems
In many areas, homes and businesses do not have a communal sewage disposal system to connect to. In these circumstances, an Onsite Wastewater Disposal System is needed to safely contain or dispose of liquid waste.
Onsite wastewater systems can include Holding Tanks, Septic Tanks, Chamber Systems, Absorption Fields, Mounds, Jets and Lagoons. It is recommended that an experienced installer be contacted to carry out the installation, and in certain sensitive areas this may be mandatory. Which system you are permitted to install and use will depend on several factors. The following steps will guide you through the application process right through to passing inspection, so you can safely enjoy the use of your system for years to come.
- The first step to determine which system would be appropriate for your circumstances is to read the Saskatchewan Onsite Wastewater Disposal Guide. This guide will discuss minimum required setback distances, installation requirements, soil testing and more, to help walk you through the design and installation process.
- Once you have read the Onsite Wastewater Disposal Guide, and have completed the appropriate worksheets, please complete the Onsite Sewage Disposal Application Form and submit all paperwork to your local public health inspector office for review.
- Upon receipt of approval you may now begin the construction and installation process for your system. Ensure the system remains uncovered/open until you speak with a Public Health Inspector, as they may require an onsite inspection prior to the system being covered over.
Once the installation has passed the inspection process, a signed permit will be issued.
If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact your local public health inspector.