300 system designs have been approved
200 systems have been completed
By lease end April 30, 2021:
All cottagers must have an approved plan and be on a contractor’s wait list
Kirk Roote, manager of Land Management and Leasing, estimates that over 300 system designs have been approved so far. 200 of those have been installed.
The Band’s expectation is that everyone will need to either have had an inspection and passed (already meets code) or had an inspection and a plan approved by the Band before the end of the current lease period.
Kirk is confident that he and George Korzeniecki (Indigenous Services Canada) can cope with getting all plans approved by the end of the current lease period.
Contractors are booked well into next year, so many systems may not be installed by April 30, 2021 but cottagers are expected to have an approved plan and be on a contractor’s wait list by that time.
Cottagers who have not done so should gather together all available paperwork related to their septic systems (including installations and clean-out frequency). Then call a contractor to come and inspect your system. The contractor will be able to determine what is required and can develop a plan to bring your system up to code. The contractor will quote on the project and if acceptable will submit a plan to the Band for approval and subsequent site visit.