Sewage System Re-Inspection Program
of Tiny Sewage System Re-inspection rogram was initiated in 2002.
The first phase of inspections were completed in 2009, the second
phase in 2015 and the third phase is currently ongoing.
One may ask why sewage systems need to be re-inspected if any
problems were identified and addressed during the first and second rounds of inspections.
The simplest answer is to safeguard human health and the
environment. The intention of the program is to be an ongoing maintenance
program that continuously identifies and remediates deficient sewage
systems. In addition, there are a number
of sewage systems that were not quite old enough to be part of the program the
last time and that will be inspected this time around.
A properly functioning sewage system is an integral part of any home
or cottage. The Sewage System Re-inspection Program was undertaken to encourage
regular maintenance of sewage systems through mandatory inspections. Every
sewage system requires regular maintenance to ensure it is operating
efficiently and safely.
The Re-inspection Program, undertaken by C.C. Tatham &
Associates' field staff on behalf of the Township of Tiny,
will be identifying possible sewage system deficiencies. These include
deficient septic and holding tanks, deficient grey water disposal systems,
effluent above/below operating level of tank, leaching bed issues, lush
vegetation or hard surfaces (i.e. buildings, parking areas, etc.) over the
leaching bed, and other related concerns.
The first stage of the Re-inspection Program is a visual surface
inspection of the sewage system by C.C. Tatham staff. These inspections will
occur between April and October. The cost of this inspection is $92.55, which is
payable to the Township
of Tiny. If payment is
not received within the fiscal year, the inspection fee will be added to the 2018
property tax bill.
The second stage of the program involves the property owner
arranging for their septic or holding tank to be pumped out by a licensed
sewage hauler. The property owner must request that the hauler provide them with a
written report detailing the condition of the tank at the time of the pump out.
The report is to be submitted to C.C. Tatham & Associates by the owner no
later than November 30, 2018. If the tank was pumped out in 2017 or 2016 and
the owner does not have a written report, they must contact the hauler to obtain a report and submit it. We encourage all owners to obtain and submit pump out reports whenever their tanks are pumped out, even if the program is not in your area.
Prior to the Re-inspection Program being implemented, a letter will
be sent by the Township to each property owner affected by the program in the current calendar year.
The Sewage System Re-inspection Program is instrumental in
protecting the quality of surface and groundwater in the Township of Tiny. The
program also ensures that sewage system problems are continuously identified
and remediated within the Township for the good of the community as a whole. We appreciate your cooperation with this proactive program.
C.C. Tatham & Associates Ltd.
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (noon)
130 Balm Beach Road West
Tiny, Ontario, L0L 2J0