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Private Sewage Works

Private Sewage Systems

The Private Sewage System Program ensures site-appropriate design and installation of onsite or decentralized sewage systems in Saskatchewan. Under The Private Sewage Works Regulations, public health inspectors issue permits and inspect the installation of new private sewage systems, and investigate complaints related to existing systems.

The Ministry of Health is responsible for The Private Sewage Works Regulations.

The cities of Regina, Saskatoon, Lloydminster and the Global Transportation Hub Authority as well as the Saskatchewan Health Authority are administering and enforcing The Private Sewage Works Regulations.

It should be noted that The Shoreland Pollution Control Regulations apply to sewage disposal systems in shoreland development areas. Please review these regulations before constructing a private sewage system near a water body.

Province-wide Approvals

In Saskatchewan, the ministry of Health is responsible for The Public Health Act, 1994 (the Act) and pursuant regulations such as The Health Hazard Regulations, The Private Sewage Works Regulations and The Plumbing Regulations. These regulations allow for the local authority to determine whether an alternative is equivalent to a prescriptive requirement. The administration and enforcement of the Act and regulations largely rests with the Saskatchewan Health Authority acting as local authorities. However, for The Plumbing Regulations and in some cases The Private Sewage Works Regulations, the cities of Regina, Saskatoon and Lloydminster as well as the Global Transportation Hub Authority have been appointed as local authorities.

Public Health Complaints

Concerns or inquiries about plumbing and/or sewage disposal systems may be directed to the public health inspector in your area.

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