Regulations under the Ontario Building Code
Buildings in the province of Ontario are covered by the Building Code Act, 1992, which governs the construction, renovation, change of use and demolition of buildings. The 2012 Ontario Building Code came into effect on January 1, 2014 enacted by Ontario Regulation 332/12. Since then, the Building Code has been amended to keep up to date with new standards and emerging technologies.
Private sewage systems are regulated under Part 8 - Sewage Systems of the Ontario Building Code and are therefore defined as buildings. Part 8 governs the design, consutrction, operation and maintenance of various classes of sewage systems located within properties. It addresses sewage systems up to 10,000 liters capacity serving one lot.
Systems larger than 10,000 liters / day are regulated by the Ministry of the Environment under the Ontario Water Resources Act.
For electronic copies of both the Building Code Act and the Ontario Building Code visit e-laws (www.e-laws.gov.on.ca)
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