Regulations

Alberta

The onsite wastewater industry in Alberta is regulated by Alberta Municipal Affairs through the Safety Codes Council, Safety Services division. Professionals working in the onsite industry follow the Alberta Private Sewage Regulation and the Alberta Standard of Practice mandated by these government bodies.

For more information on the regulations or for a copy of the Alberta Standard of Practice, please visit the Safety Codes Council website at: http://www.safetycodes.ab.ca/

British Columbia

The onsite wastewater industry in British Columbia is regulated by the Ministry of Health.  Professionals and authorized persons working in the onsite industry follow the British Columbia Sewerage System Regulation (SSR) and British Columbia Standard of Practice.

For more information on the regulations, the SSR is available for viewing at: http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/22_326_2004

Copies of the BC Standard Practice Manual and Appendices are available online at http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/protect/pdf/SPM_V2_2007.pdf or in hard copy from WCOWMA-BC.

Note that SPM V3 can be downloaded here.

Manitoba

The onsite wastewater industry in Manitoba is regulated by Manitoba Conservation.  Certified installers and others working in the onsite industry follow the Onsite Wastewater Management Systems Regulation.

A copy of the regulation can be downloaded here.

Saskatchewan

The onsite wastewater industry in Saskatchewan is regulated by Saskatchewan Health which administers The Private Sewage Works Regulation (2012) and The Shoreland and Pollution Controls Regulation (1976). Certified installers and others working in the onsite wastewater industry utilize the Saskatchewan Onsite Wastewater Disposal Guide as resource to help them meet the requirements of these regulations.

Copies of the regulations may be ordered from:
The Plumbing and Drainage Regulation
http://www.publications.gov.sk.ca/details.cfm?p=1355

Pollution Controls Regulation (1976)
http://www.publications.gov.sk.ca/details.cfm?p=1551

The Saskatchewan Onsite Wastewater Disposal Guide may be downloaded here.