Emptying of septic tanks

Septic tanks are emptied every two years for permanent residents and every four years for part-time residents between June and October. A 10 day advance notice is sent out asking residents to clear off the cover or covers of the system and make sure the tank is accessible, before the contractor comes. After the tank is cleaned, a receipt is left to advise the owner that he or she may again replace the covers, if necessary.

Information on septic installations

To obtain more information about septic installations,  a useful guide to good practice for owners of septic installations  is available from the Ministère du Développement durable, de  l'Environnement et des Parcs (MDDEP), in French. This discusses what a landowner may do to ensure that his system functions well and lasts as long as possible. Among other subjects discussed: the obligation of the landowner to use a certified system; good practice inside the home (garbage dispposal units, reduction in the use of potable water, additions to septic tanks, water softeners and other treatment systems for drinking water as well as good practice outside the home (septic tank, drains, precautions to take on top of the septic installation), and indications of problems.

You can also check the MDDEP website which has information about septic installations at: http://www.mddep.gouv.qc.ca/eau/eaux-usees/foire-questions/faq.htm (in French).

An excellent guide in English  is available from Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation at:

March 19th, 2018
Recycling Material Pick-up
March 26th, 2018
Compost Pick-up

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