On-Site Sewage Maintenance Inspection Program
Effective January 1st, 2011, the Ontario Building Code was amended by Ontario Regulation 315/10 to establish and govern mandatory on-site sewage system maintenance inspection programs to be administered by the Township of Ramara. Click to view Ontario Regulation 315/10.
This amendment helps protect Ontario’s drinking water and the natural environment and support the implementation of the Clean Water Act, 2006 (CWA) and the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan.
Inspections of all on-site sewage systems within this boundary will be inspected, and then re-inspected every five years thereafter.
You will receive a notice if your property is within this boundary, the inspection will be completed simultaneously during the spring/summer months by our Building Department staff and a notice will be left on your door.
Once the inspection is completed you will receive an invoice for $150.00. Please be advised after 30 days if the invoice is unpaid the fee will be transferred to your property tax account.
The second component of the program is that you are responsible for arranging a licensed sewage hauler to have your septic or holding tank pumped out.
If your system fails the inspections you will receive a letter from the Township, outlining your deficiencies with a deadline.
If you require major repairs or need to replace/upgrade your system, the Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority has grants available if you qualify under their LEAP program. Click Landowner Environmental Assistance Program (LEAP) for more information.