There are approximately one million systems in Ontario. They treat wastewater on properties that are not serviced by a municipal sewer system. If you live in a rural area or a small community, or if you have a cottage or other recreational property, chances are you have an on-site sewage system.
NBMCA has records for more than 42,000 on-site sewage systems within Nipissing and Parry Sound Districts.
Caring for your septic system not only protects your investment, it protects your family's health and the health of the environment.
Problems with septic systems often result from improper use. Our on-site sewage system inspectors have provided information to people who don't even realize their household wastewater is being treated with an on-site sewage system. Others don't realize that ongoing maintenance is required. Still, others connect additional toilets, showers, hot tubs and other water uses, without realizing their sewage system may need to be upgraded.
There are plenty of resources on-line and through NBMCA to help you protect your investment and the environment.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs provides some excellent on-line videos and resources to help. Check out this link: SepticSmart!