Septic Systems

All rural homes and cottages require an effective, functioning septic system. Anything that goes down the drain from showers, sinks and toilets flows into your septic system. Septic systems are buried underground, and the tank lids are only uncovered during maintenance or pump-outs. Unfortunately this can lead to an “out of sight, out of mind” situation, and can have serious adverse health affects for our health and our environment. It is important to realize that home/cottage owners are responsible for their own septic system. By following some basic maintenance procedures, from being careful what you put down the drain, to 5 year inspections and pump-outs as dictated by inspections, you can save not only your health and the health of your neighbours, but that of the environment and ultimately your own money by catching problems early.

In November 2017, Central Frontenac municipal council decided to move forward with developing a mandatory septic inspection program. It is not known at this time what the exact details and timelines of the program will be, so this link has been created to assist KLA website users with understanding and maintaining their septic systems.

http://www.centralfrontenac.com/documents/Building/septic_smart_booklet.pdf

http://www.reco.on.ca/publicdocs/Your%20Septic%20System.pdf

https://foca.on.ca/septic-systems/

See also: http://kennebeclake.ca/water

Presentation: Septic Systems(approx. 6mb)