NEWS UPDATE – TOWNSHIP OF RAMARA ——- Septic Re-inspections

by / Wednesday, 31 August 2016 / Published in Uncategorized

Ramara Building Department — Septic Re-inspections

Ontario Building Code Regulation 315/10 took effect January  1, 2011.  It mandated that all septic systems within 100m of the Lake Simcoe shoreline be re-inspected within a five year period for Phase 1 of its implementation.  Phase 1 has ended and all systems in the prescribed area have undergone inspection.

As of January 1, 2016, Phase 2 of the mandatory septic system re-inspection, came into effect.  Phase 2 requires ALL septic systems be re-inspected within 100m of:

  • Lake Simcoe shoreline
  • Any river or stream that continually flows in an average year
  • Any lake or pond that is connected on the surface to a river or stream
  • Any other lake or pond that has a surface area greater than 8 hectares

The Township is responsible for completing septic re-inspection in these areas prior to January 1, 2021.  We are currently preparing a schedule to ensure all properties affected by Phase 2 are completed within this time frame.  If your property falls within the Phase 2 area and is scheduled for inspection in 2016, you will be notified by regular mail.  Please check the Township website, or contact the Building Department, for additional information please call 705-484-5374 ext. 234


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