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Septic Systems are an important Wastewater Treatment option for homeowners in the Capital Region. Also known as Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems, they provide household disposal of wastewater where sewers are either unavailable or too expensive. Currently, septic systems serve about 26,000 households in our region. If your system is working properly, it is an environmentally friendly and economically sound treatment option.

They key difference in being connected to the sanitary sewer system and being connected to a septic system is that the homeowner is completely responsible for operation and maintenance of their onsite wastewater treatment system.

Protect, Inspect and Maintain your system!

Find out more in our new brochure:

Video Clips

For more information on the care and maintenance of residential septic systems view the following video clips for homeowners.

Bylaw 3479

A Bylaw is in effect in Colwood, Langford, Saanich and View Royal:

The Role of Island Health (VIHA)

No work on construction, alteration or repair of a septic system may begin before Island Health has received a Record of Sewerage system form: