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The Building Code Act, 1992 and Building Code (Ontario Regulation 350/06) regulate the design, construction and renovation of sewage treatment systems which are located wholly on the property which they serve (i.e. “on-site”) and have design sewage capacity of 10,000 litres/day or less. Any sewage system not located wholly on the property it serves, or is greater than 10,000 litres/day is governed by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.

The Township of Wainfleet took over administration and enforcement of on-site sewage systems from Niagara Region in 2012. The two most common types of sewage treatment units include a Class 4 Sewage System (traditional septic tank and leaching bed) and a Class 5 Holding Tank. For all other types of sewage systems please see the “Resource” tab on the left hand side or contact the Township of Wainfleet’s Septic Department.

The Township of Wainfleet issues four common sewage system permits. The applications can be found by clicking the links below:

           CLASS 4 SEWAGE SYSTEM APPLICATION 2016

           CLASS 5 SEWAGE SYSTEM APPLICATION 2016

           REPLACEMENT TANK APPLICATION 2016

           CLASS 4 LEACHING BED REPLACEMENT 2016

Sewage Systems can only be installed by a contractor with an up-to-date BCIN # and licensed and registered with Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) or the property owner themselves.

It is very important to obtain all other approvals from different authorities such as Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) to prevent delays in receiving your permit.