Local Conservation Authorities expand septic approvals service

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Landowners in several Eastern Ontario municipalities will now receive septic approval services from their local conservation authority. 

As of October 1, 2022, the Mississippi Valley and Rideau Valley Conservation Authorities have begun providing septic inspections, reviews and permits on behalf of the following municipalities:

  • Township of Beckwith
  • Town of Carleton Place
  • Township of Lanark Highlands
  • Town of Mississippi Mills
  • Township of North Grenville
  • Town of Smiths Falls
  • Town of Westport

These municipalities were formerly serviced by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.

The Mississippi Valley and Rideau Valley Conservation Authorities have been providing septic review and approval services in the City of Ottawa and Tay Valley Township for more than 25 years and have knowledgeable and experienced staff to support this increased service area.

“We are pleased to support our local municipalities with septic review and approval services required under the Ontario Building Code,” said Terry Davidson, RVCA Director of Regulations and Chief Building Official for program delivery across the two watersheds. “We look forward to working with contractors and residents to ensure systems are properly installed and repaired with the goal of protecting homeowners and keeping communities healthy and safe.”

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit will carry out all inspection work for permits received or extended on or before September 30, 2022. Property owners who have previously submitted a septic permit prior to September 30, will continue to have their application overseen by the Health Unit.

Visit www.rvca.ca/septic-approvals for a map of Eastern Ontario to guide you to your local septic approval agent as well as forms, fees, frequently asked questions, and other sewage system resources for landowners and contractors.

 

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