Septic Industry in British Columbia

 Having the right septic system is vital, and a registered onsite wastewater practitioner need to be on top of the ever-changing industry.

Current Status of the Septic Industry in BC


A homeowner is not legally allowed to do anything to their septic system. Any work performed on a system must be done by a CERTIFIED ROWP ( Registered Onsite Wastewater Practioner). An ROWP must take courses specific to their involvement in the industry and there are certifications for septic system activities involved in:
Planning and Design | Installation | Maintenance | Inspection
Courses for these certifications are offered by government-approved training centres. Registration of the certifications are by ASTTBC (Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC). As a component of their certification, participants of the program must be a member of BCOSSA (BC OnSite Sewage Association). The course content is based upon the SPM (Standard Practice Manual) a large document that comprehensively states all things involved in the design, installation, and maintenance of septic systems for BC.
Products used for the construction or repair of a septic system must meet specifications as outlined in the Standard Practice Manual. It is the job of the Planner / Designer to be aware of the latest specifications to meet government regulations. You may click here >for a complete and up to date list of Planners and Installers< and for >BC Professional Engineers<.

We do Septic Planning, Design, Installations B.C. wide.

Please call for any assistance:  Luis Goncalves 1 250 768 0056, Jim Ripley-Registered and Certified ROWP

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