How do I plan my septic system 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.

Septic System 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.

Choosing the right septic system isn't always easy

Download our BEFORE BUYING guide to help you select a cost-effective, eco-friendly and long-lasting wastewater treatment solution, combined with your septic tank. The price varies according to the type of system your site requires, determined by a percolation test.

This guide provides support in a 3-step list to get your wastewater treatment project started on the right foot.

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Onsite Residential Wastewater Treatment Technologies, standard applied in Canada and managed by the BNQ (Bureau de normalisation du Québec – Quebec Standards Agency);

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 Agency)

Residential Onsite Systems, standard applied in the U.S.A. and managed by the National Sanitation Foundation;