Frequently Asked Questions about Private Sewage Systems
If you seek clarification about private sewage systems in the Central Alberta area, IJD Inspections Ltd. is here to help. You can browse our most frequently asked questions below or contact us for more direct assistance.
PSDS Inspection Questions
Q. Do I need a permit to extend or replace my private sewage system?
A. Any renovation, addition or alteration to an existing private sewage disposal system requires a permit. When a system is changed, it then must conform to the private sewage standard in effect.
Q. What are the minimum distance requirements for septic sewage system components?
A. Minimum distance requirements are as follows:
Septic Tanks or Sewage Holding Tanks shall not be located within:
No part of the Disposal Field measured from any part of a trench shall be located within:
No part of a Treatment Mound shall be located within:
An Effluent discharge to the ground surface shall not be located within:
A Lagoon that serves a single dwelling or duplex shall not be located within:
On a Property that adjoins a permanent body of water such as a lake, river, stream, or
creek, the effluent disposal component of a private sewage system shall be located:
All measurements shall be taken from the outside of the Berm, where the side slope of the Berm intersects with the natural grade.