You will need a permit when installing a new private sewage system. The Alberta Private Sewage Systems Standard of Practice 2015 identifies the objective of private sewage systems and sets out the minimum requirements for health, safety, and structural sufficiency for private sewage systems.

Permit Applications

Application process

A review of all permit applications is required prior to permit issuance. Processing time for private sewage permits is approximately 3-5 business days.

Before you start

We must receive your application and issue your permit before you start any work.

System maintenance work

A permit is not required for the replacement of any equipment of a private sewage disposal system with units of similar type if the replacement is for the purpose of maintain the system and does not modify the design of the system.


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