Nelson Onsite Solutions offers quality landscape construction, water line and sewer line installations, site development, and more. While you can always call Nelson Onsite Solutions to have the work performed, some in the Kootenays are just dyed-in-the-wool do-it-yourselfers. These tips can help you avoid costly mistakes and perform the work more efficiently. If you need further assistance, feel free to call us!
Before You Build or Repair
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Onsite Septic Systems
ASTTBC has four classifications of ROWP certification for Authorized Persons:
ROWPs can be registered in more than one category. We maintain both ROWP-PLANNER and ROWP INSTALLER certifcation.
The Provincial Regulation
Compared to the previous Sewage Disposal Regulation, the 2005 change resulted in the Sewage System Regulation and represents a significant change in approach. Responsibility for the proper design and installation of on-site systems has been transferred from Health Authorities to ‘Authorized Persons’ as defined by the SSR. Now, design, installation, repair, and maintenance of on-site wastewater systems must be performed by an Authorized Person. An Authorized Person is required to certify that systems are constructed in compliance with the SSR. Health Authorities no longer issue permits for sewerage system construction.
The enactment of the SSR in 2005 also brought new responsibilities for the owner of a sewerage system. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to ensure sewage is discharged to a sewerage system that is constructed and maintained in accordance with the regulation… and must ensure that sewage from the structure does not cause a health hazard. This means, in part, that owners are required to follow the maintenance plan, and use Authorized Persons (ROWPs) to perform the design, installation, repair, and maintenance. Owners are responsible to ensure the system is operated within the capabilities and limitations of that system
Some Contacts for You
If you have any questions, you can always call us for a free consultation. We would be happy to help you benefit from our experience!