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Septic Care and MaintenanceOn average, onsite (septic) systems may last 25-30 years. Eventually, all systems need replacement. Provide proper care and maintenance of your onsite system to make it last as long as possible.
Household Information KitThe SepticSmart Household Information Kit is designed to help residents understand the importance of monitoring and maintaining their septic system. By using the information in the kit, you can keep your system working properly for years to come. This will protect human health and the environment and save you money too.
SepticSmart Kits are available for RDN residents at SepticSmart Workshops, or the RDN office.
For more information, visit our FAQ page.
Locate your septic systemThe Provincial Ministry of Environment has a brochure entitled How to find a Septic Tank which helps homeowners to locate their septic system components.
If you do not have a copy of your onsite sewage disposal system site plan, you may be able to get a copy by contacting the Vancouver Island Health Authority office in your community.
All information is general in nature and is not intended to be used as a substitute for appropriate professional advice.
VideosFor more information on the care and maintenance of residential septic systems view the following videos developed by the Capital Regional District.
Find a ProOnsite systems are regulated by the Ministry of Health and Vancouver Island Health Authority through the Sewerage System Regulation. Regulations require you to hire "Authorized Person" for most work on your system.
To find an Authorized Person, click here.
For more information, please contact
Nanaimo Area: (250) 390-6560