Frequently Asked Questions

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General Information about On-Site Systems in Ontario

Conventional Treatment Systems

Alternative Treatment Systems

Conventional vs. Alternative Treatment

Operation and Maintenance


Building Regulations, Standards and Codes

Property Transactions

Problems with Your System

Licensing Requirements

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