Algoma Public Health (APH) enforces the provisions of the Building Code Act pertaining to sewage systems. The Code and Guide for Sewage Systems governs the design, construction, operation and maintenance of various classifications of sewage systems located within properties.
APH only addresses sewage systems up to 10,000 litres capacity serving one lot. Systems larger than 10,000 litres per day and off-lot (communal) sewage systems are regulated under the Ontario Water Resources Act. Approvals for systems of this size are issued by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE).
Please visit the Algoma Public Health web page for the complete list of fees, regulations and procedures, listings for septic system contractors, as well as other general information regarding septic systems, sewage disposal, and well-water quality. Alternatively you may contact the APH office in Blind River, located at 9 Lawton Street: (705) 356-2551 or Toll Free 1-888-356-2551 (within Algoma District only), Fax (705) 356-2494 or the Main Office located at 294 Willow Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6B 0A9: (705) 759-5287, Toll Free 1-866-892-0172, Fax (705) 759-1534.
Municipal Septic System Re-Inspections
The Municipality contracted Algoma Public Health to conduct a septic system re-inspection survey of the properties surrounding Bright Lake. The survey was undertaken during the summer of 2010. Marshall Chow and Chris Spooney of APH presented a PowerPoint presentation of the findings to Council at the May 23rd, 2012 regular meeting. Please click on this link to view the Bright Lake Sanitary Survey as presented at the May 23rd meeting. For additional information regarding Bright Lake please visit the Environmental Studies page of this site.