Definitions, standards and capacity
Above all, it is important to know that the regulation on the evacuation and treatment of wastewater from isolated residences (Q-2 – r.22) covers isolated residences that have a maximum of 6 bedrooms. Beyond this number of bedrooms, another regulation applies.
The first part of the by-law summarizes all the norms and standards that must be respected by the professionals who will design and install your new septic system. This first part also covers the minimum requirements of the site characterization study that must be presented in your permit application. The regulation requires, among other things, that your professional be able to demonstrate:
- Site topography
- The slope of the receiving terrain
- The level of soil permeability
- The level of rock, groundwater or any other relevant soil layer
- Any element that may influence the location and construction of a treatment device