Septic system program starts in 2012
In May 2011, The Township of Wainfleet withdrew its support for a central piping solution to address the ongoing groundwater contamination in the Wainfleet Lakeshore Community. Niagara Region is now working with the Township of Wainfleet to set-up a "Find, Repair, Replace" solution for private septic systems.
The "Find, Replace, Repair" strategy adopted by Wainfleet for the Lakeshore community will be consistent with other Ontario municipalities and will involve mandatory inspection of septic systems, a requirement to fix deficiencies, or the installation of a replacement system where "fixing" is not feasible. The mandatory inspection program is scheduled to being in Spring/Summer 2012.
In January 2012, the Township of Wainfleet will be implementing their own Septic System Program (Part 8 of the Ontario Building Code - Private Sewage Systems). Any existing works in progress (septic system permit applications) will be completed by Regional staff as the applicants have already paid the Region for their sewage permits. Any new applications will be completed by Wainfleet Staff as of January 2012.