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Government Regulations about Wastewater and Septic Systems
New Provincial Regulations
In British Columbia, the ordinary property owner can no longer do any work on their septic system. As of May 31, 2005, only an authorized person under the BC Health Act can design, plan, construct or do any maintenance work on a sewerage system. An authorized person is a professional or a Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioner who has education or experience in sewerage system construction and maintenance.


It is the responsibility of the home owner to only enlist the service of a Registered Onsite wastewater Practitioner, one who has completed all relevant courses and is certified by the Province of British Columbia.

It is the responsibility of the Registered Onsite wastewater Practitioner to:

  • complete permit from local authority
  • Provide onsite plan
  • Purchase only approved materials
  • Complete project in timely fashion
  • approve project and supply Letter of Sewer System Certification

    This provides the homeowner the security that the project is free from defect and has been completed by a professional.

  • Use links below for information sources

    Health Link BC


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