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Plumbing regulations require that private sewage disposal systems be approved by Public Health Inspectors to ensure that water supplies are protected and health hazards are not created.
Safe Water: Onsite Sewage Systems and Plumbing
Public Health Inspectors provide a variety of services related to plumbing and onsite wastewater treatment and disposal systems (also known as onsite sewage systems), this includes:
- Contractor and Homeowner education;
- Site inspections and approvals;
- Plan input and review;
- Issuing permits for plumbing and onsite sewage systems (many municipalities issue their own permits - Urban Centres that Issue Permits)
- Complaint investigations regarding onsite sewage systems; and
- Community onsite sewage system surveys
Before constructing any system please consult your local Public Health Inspector in Weyburn at 842-8618 or Estevan at 637-3626.
Five onsite sewage system information sheets for Contractors/Installers and Homeowners are available from the Ministry of Health:
- Guidance for Contractors/Installers: Guidance for Installers on Designing an Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Disposal System - February 2009
- Guidance for Installers: Constructing & Permitting an Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Disposal System - February 2009
- Guidance for Installers: How to Complete an SOWDG Work Sheet Appendix 7 of the Guide
- Guidance for Homeowners: How an Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Works - Oct 2009
- Onsite Wastewater Treatment & Disposal-System Maintenance - March 2009
The following resources are also available:
To arrange an inspection, please contact a Public Health Inspector at Sun Country Health Region at least 48 hours in advance to make an appointment.
|Weyburn Public Health
|Call Toll Free at 1-888-295-8005 or email to PubHealthInspection@schr.sk.ca|