How do I plan my project?

To begin with, any request for a permit to build a septic system must have a site analysis carried out by a technologist or an engineer, known as a “designer” in this market.

This is your first step, whether you’re building a new home or upgrading an existing system. A site analysis will tell you what type of technology you can consider.

Contact one of our experts for advice on finding a designer in your area.

Project stages

Once you’ve shared the results of the site study, your designer is required to give you an overview of the various brands of technology available with a list of advantages and disadvantages for each. This is when you should start your own research. You can research the type of technology that is indicated on your site survey, such as advanced secondary treatment.

Make sure you don’t miss a step

Download our concise BEFORE YOU BUY guide for an overview of the criteria to be considered and to access a cost comparison grid.

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Onsite Residential Wastewater Treatment Technologies, standard applied in Canada and managed by the BNQ;

Standalone Wastewater Treatment Systems for Isolated Isolated dwellings, standard applied in the province of Québec, in Canada and managed by the BNQ (Bureau de normalisation du Québec – Quebec Standards Bureau)

Wastewater Treatment by Compact Filter Process, approval from the Commission mandated to provide approvals (Commission Chargée de Formuler des Avis Techniques – CCFAT) from the Scientific and Technical Centre – Construction Industry (Centre scientifique et technique du bâtiment – CSTB), standard in effect in France;

Residential Onsite Systems, standard applied in the U.S.A. and managed by the National Sanitation Foundation;
(European conformity – Conformité Européenne) CE marking allows a product to be distributed freely across the European Union.

Small autonomous domestic wastewater treatment systems up to 50 residents, standard in effect in Europe and managed by the CEBEDEAU – Centre d’expertise en eau de la Belgique (Belgium’s Water Authority);