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Northwestern Health Unit
Sewage and Land Development

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Delivers the Part 8 Private Sewage Disposal Program under the Ontario Building Code Act
  • Provides inspections and issues permits for sewage systems
  • Provides information to Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on suitability for sewage disposal/treatment for new lots and land development sites
  • Performs inspections for consents, subdivisions, minor variances and other zoning-related issues
  • Investigates complaints about malfunctioning sewage systems
  • Conducts file searches and inspections of newly severed lots and land development sites on the suitability for sewage disposal/treatment
Carries out duties in partnership with:
  • Lake of the Woods District Property Owners Association Inc
  • Ministry of the Environment (Ontario)
  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • Municipalities
Comments
  • Health Hazard is a 24-hour line to report health hazards
  • Permits are required for all sewage system installations and alterations with the exception of most Class 1 systems (portable and pail toilets)
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Eligibility
No restrictions
Application Process
File Search
  • Requires submission of fee ($50) with completed application; forms available at office or online
Sewage Permit
  • Owner obtains copy of Sewage Permit Process Backgrounder & Guide and Sewage Permit Application; available online or at office
  • Requires submission of fee, (Fee varies depending on permit type). completed permit application, laboratory results for design soils and a copy of complete property survey
  • Application is reviewed by Inspector to determine compliance with the Code and to ensure all required information is submitted
  • Failed inspections may require a re-inspection at standard rates
  • Owner or representative required to be on site during all inspections
  • Completed sewage system requires final inspection
  • Owner receives Certificate of Completion within fifteen days of final approval
Fees
Service - All permits and searches associated with fees ; None - Class 1 systems (privies and most portable toilets)
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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