Sewage (Septic) Systems

While Schomberg, King City and soon to be Nobleton properties are serviced by municipal sanitary sewers; the remainder of properties within the Township relies on private sewage systems (septic systems) for their sanitary servicing needs.

Sewage System Permits are required to ensure properly functioning sewage treatment systems are installed and meet with the minimum requirements of the Ontario Building Code. This will ensure that drinking water sources, surface water and the environment are not polluted.

January 1st, 1999 the responsibility for sewage (septic) systems plans review and inspections was transferred from the Region of York Health Department to the Township of King Building Division. Sewage system applications are available from the Building Division.

This change benefits residents as it allows for "one stop shopping". If you are building new, renovating, planning an addition, installing a lawn irrigation system or installing a swimming pool you will need approval for with respect for the sewage system (capacity and location). You will apply for this approval with the Building Permit Application to the Building Division.

A guide to operating and Maintaining your Septic System - OBC 

Septic Smart:

Would you like to learn more about how your septic system works? View the link below for educational materialoffered by Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rual Affairs (OMAFRA)

OMAFRA Information on Septic Systems