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​Mandatory On-Site Sewage Maintenance Inspections

Changes to the Ontario Building Code Mandatory On-Site Sewage Maintenance Inspections

Effective January 1, 2011, the Ontario Building Code was amended by Ontario Regulation 315/10 to establish and govern mandatory on-site sewage system maintenance inspection programs to be administered by the Township of Oro-Medonte.

These amendments help protect Ontario's drinking water and the natural environment and support the implementation of the Clean Water Act, 2006 (CWA) and the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan.

In Oro-Medonte, an inspection of the on-site sewage system (the septic system) is required for all land 100m wide along the Lake Simcoe shoreline, rivers, streams, lakes or ponds.  Inspections are required to be completed prior to January 1, 2016 and every five years thereafter.

Through the Clean Water Act (2006) assessment reports were completed to identify potential threats to municipal drinking water systems. Properties identified as a potential threat to Municipal drinking water systems are located in a source protection area. These properties are typically located close to a wellhead. An inspection of the on-site sewage system (the septic system) is required to be completed prior to January 1, 2017 and every five years thereafter.

Notices will be sent to each property owner affected as either reminders or awareness.  If you have any questions contact the Building Division at the Township of Oro-Medonte Administration Office.

Lake Simcoe Regional Conservation Authority Funding Program

Please contact Andrea Gynan at a.gynan@lsrca.on.ca  or (905) 895-1281 ext. 236 for more information.