Re-Inspection Program

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. Each year a different area of the Township is subject to the Re-inspection Program. It takes approximately six years to complete the program across the entire Township.

The Re-inspection Program, undertaken by Tatham Engineering's 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.

You will receive notification by means of a letter when your property is to be included in the Re-inspection Program.

The first stage of the Re-inspection Program is a visual surface inspection of the sewage system during the non-winter months. Your attendance is not required however, a note informing you that we have visited your property will be provided. If your assistance or attendance is required, we will contact you directly. If a deficiency is found with your sewage system, you will be notified in writing, at which time you must take the necessary steps to correct the deficiency.

The second component of the Sewage System Re-inspection Program is to have your septic or holding tank pumped out by a licensed sewage hauler. It is the responsibility of the property owner to make this arrangement and to obtain a written report of the condition and size of the tank. A copy of this report is to be submitted to Tatham Engineering.

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.