Land Control Program will transition to municipalities

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from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

Since 1998, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit [LGLHU] has been providing services under PART VIII of the Ontario Building Code for 19 of 22 municipalities in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville. These services include: review and approval of applications for septic system permits, installation inspections, file searches, sewage system maintenance inspections, review of subdivision plans and severances. This program is self-funded by fees.

On February 24, 2022, the Board of Health of the Health Unit announced that, as of October 1, 2022, the Health Unit will no longer be able to provide these services on behalf of 19 municipalities in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. Health Unit staff will continue working with municipalities to support the transition.

“The Board’s decision will enable the Health Unit to focus on its primary public health mandate, guided by the Ontario Public Health Standards, to promote and protect the health of Leeds, Grenville and Lanark residents, and move towards the recovery phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” says Board of Health Chair, Doug Malanka. “The Board of Health values the partnership that the Health Unit has established with our municipalities and their staff through the Part VIII program. We will continue to work together to protect and promote public health.”

For more information about the Land Control Program, visit: Sewage & Land Control – Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, or call 1-800-660-5853. You can also get important updates by following @LGLHealthunit on Facebook and Twitter, as well as @lglhealthunit.z on Instagram.

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