Part 8 Program
The Health Unit's On-Site Sewage Disposal System program is known as the Part 8 program and is a fee-for-service/not-for-profit program.
The Health Unit is
responsible for the enforcement of Part 8 of the Ontario Building Code
through a renewable contract with the municipalities within the
The Health Unit
administers this program from the head office in Port Hope with branch
offices in Haliburton, Lindsay and Brighton. The program is delivered by
Public Health Inspectors who are also qualified as Sewage System
Inspectors and are Board of Health Appointed Part 8 Inspectors.
The purpose of the 'Part 8 Program' is to help protect the public's health and the local environment through the proper installation of on-site sewage systems and adherence to the Building Code Act and the Ontario Building Code.
It is also the obligation of the Appointed Part 8 Inspector, on behalf of the Health Unit's Environmental Health Department, to take into account other applicable law, e.g. conservation authorities, municipal and county by-laws.
Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Reviewing applications for installing new sewage disposal systems.
Reviewing applications for replacing existing sewage disposal systems.
Reviewing applications for building additions/renovations that may decrease the performance level of an existing sewage disposal system.
Reviewing applications for Minor Variance/Subdivisions/Zoning/Severances.
Site assessment/soil assessment of the above.
Septic System Function During a Flood