Cottage Septic Systems Overview

Most of Ontario’s waterfront property owners rely on on-site wastewater treatment systems to manage our household water. Understanding how our systems work and the importance of maintaining them is important to protect our lakes and rivers from contaminants.

A great resource for septic systems from the Federation of Ontario Cottage Associations:

The Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association (OOWA) has released a new video for homeowners, addressing the basics of how a septic system functions, as well as best management practices.

Septic System Basics for Homeowners (Youtube)

WEBINAR: Septic Systems in Ontario. FOCA and Make-Way Environmental Technologies held a “Lunch and Learn” about septic systems for homeowners, including an overview of the types of systems permitted in Ontario, and creative solutions for difficult sites.

Cottage Septic Systems Overview