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Qs FROM CONSTITUENTS: LAKE EUGENIA HEALTH - SEPTIC SYSTEM INSPECTIONS

Updated: Sep 30

This blog post is part of my series on the 2022 Municipal Election called Questions from Constituents. In it I will answer questions from constituents and post them here, so that everyone can understand where I sit on a variety of issues.
 

These questions came from a long time cottage owner on Lake Eugenia who has concerns about the current and future health of Lake Eugenia.


It was recommend I check out helplakeeugenia.com, which I did.


These following are the questions:

This question was also asked at the Eugenia Debate. The following posts originated from questions from the Eugenia All Candidates Debate. The following are the question topics:

Would you support the introduction of mandatory Septic bed inspections and remediation for those septic systems that are not up to today's building code for all properties in and around Lake Eugenia? Yes/No and Why?

Yes, we know that septic system maintenance is important to protect public health, as well as lakes and rivers from contaminants. I would support a resolution on a Staff Report on a Formal Septic System Inspection Program that directs staff to look at existing examples within Ontario, for example, but not limited to Township of Springwater; Township of Selwyn; Township of Wainflet; Township of Midland; Township of Algonquin Highland; and, Tay Valley Township.


The following list are current examples of existing Sewage System By-Laws in Ontario:

  • Halton Hills By-law No.2016-0030 Mandatory Sewage Systems Maintenance

  • Municipality of Dysart et al. By-law No. 2017-101 Septic Re-Inspection

  • Township of Springwater By-law No. 2015-034 Septic System Re-Inspection Program

  • Town of Caledon By-law No. BL-2015- XXX-090 A by-law to implement a sewage system maintenance inspection program

  • Township of Selwyn Resolution No. 2017- 237 Discretionary Septic Inspection By-law

  • Township of Wainflet By-law No. 001-2012 By-law for the regulation of private on-site sewage systems

  • Township of Midland By-law No. 2005-51 Sewage System Maintenance Inspection Program

  • Township of Algonquin Highlands By-law No. 2018-35 Septic Re-inspection Program

  • Town of Milton By-Law No. 123- 2011 Amended to include the Sewage System Maintenance Inspection Program

  • Tay Valley Township By-law No. 2012-009 Sewage System Maintenance Inspection Programs

  • Town of Bracebridge Property Standards By-law Discretionary Sewage System Maintenance Inspection Program


The Federation of Ontario Cottagers Association (FOCA) https://foca.on.ca has a number of online resources. https://foca.on.ca/septic-systems


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