Rural onsite sewerage systems: Best practices for sustainable development

Description:How does the care and use of onsite sewerage systems determine the long-term environmental and human health impacts of these systems? What are the roles of Approving Authorities in the subdivision process? What is the desired outcome of these newly developed Best Practices? How can these Best Practices act as tools for your sustainable land development efforts where onsite sewerage systems are proposed? To answer these questions and more, the Local Infrastructure and Finance Division within the Ministry of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development (MCSCD), along with a consultant (Opus DaytonKnight) and inter-agency Committee have developed the Sewerage/Subdivision Best Practice Guideline. These Best Practices have been designed to be applicable Province-wide, with the addition of an implementation strategy (consultation) for the adoption of the Guideline by Approving Authorities (local governments, Provincial Approving Officers and Health Authorities). This presentation will highlight Current Practices, including legislation and Best Practices with a focus on the use of the Guide, in addition to Accepted Guidelines such as specifics surrounding hydrogeological soils and site assessments, as well as example bylaws and restrictive covenants. Additional links and tools will help you in your efforts towards sustainable development and increase awareness/knowledge for local governments in understanding their role and authority.

Authors: Regan Purdy

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Tags:best practices,AC14,2014 Annual Conference,onsite,sewerage,AC2014

Citation:Stream M. 13.2.

Publication Date:May 6th, 2014 Upload Date:Jun 30th, 2014

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