Emptying of septic tank

In order to adequately protect public health and the environment, the Municipality of the Canton of Melbourne has instituted a program of systematic emptying of septic tanks every two (2) years for permanent residences and every four (4) years for seasonnal residence, in accordance with the Regulation respecting waste water disposal systems for isolated dwellings Environment Quality Act  (Q-2, R.22).

Good to know: Tax credit for the upgrading of residential wastewater treatment facilites:

You can get a tax credit of 20% of the amount of the work to bring your septic system up to standard, up to a maximum of 5,500$ per eligible dwelling (main residence or year-round habitable chalet). The work must be carried out by a qualified contractor between March 31, 2017 and April 1st, 2022. For more details, click here

The bylaw

The context

Benefits of the program

What to do before emptying day

Practical tips

Owners and municipality role

Basics of a septic system

Lists of roads and streets to be done

Draining techniques

Questions and answers

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