Whether you are new to the septic system installation process or have been through a septic installation before, you can rely on Redline to provide professional service with clear explanations to guide you through the project.
Before the septic system is installed, the design will be submitted as a Record of Sewage System (RSS) with the local Health Authority.
All septic systems will separate and treat wastewater so it is meets provincial regulations before it is safely returned to the ground. The Sewerage System Regulation (SSR) applies to systems that process a sewage flow of less than 22,700 litres per day. These standards relate to the type of treatment system required and the quality of the effluent that is discharged.
Before 2005 and the introduction of the SSR, septic systems could be installed by anyone and health inspectors ensured that the systems posed no risk. Under the SSR, only Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioners (ROWPs) or Professional Engineers are authorized to design, plan, install and maintain septic systems and ensure health and safety compliance.
The Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC) acts as the regulating body in which ROWP’s must be members of good standing.
ASTTBC is responsible for ‘registered practitioners’ in the categories of Planner, Installer and maintenance provider to a competency level for Type 1 and Type 2 systems. Redline is fully qualified as a ROWP to install Type 1 and Type 2 septic systems. If a particular site requires a Type 3 system, Redline will work in conjunction with a professional engineer to get the job done.
Type 1 Septic Systems
A Type 1 system has treatment by a septic tank only
Type 2 Septic Systems
A Type 2 system has treatment that produces an effluent consistently containing less than 45 mg/L of total suspended solids and having a 5 day biochemical oxygen demand of less than 45 mg/L. These systems are mainly used on sites that require secondary treatment.
Type 3 Septic Systems
A Type 3 system has treatment that produces an effluent consistently containing less than 10 mg/L of total suspended solids and having a 5 day biochemical oxygen demand of less than 10 mg/L and a median fecal coliform density of less than 400 Colony Forming Units per 100 mL. When a Type 3 system is required, Redline will work with a Professional Engineer for the design and installation.
Installing Your System
Owners who want to install a new septic system, or alter or repair an existing one, must do so in accordance with the Sewerage System Regulation. Let Redline bring in a Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioner for your custom septic system installation.
Once installed, Redline will provide a maintenance schedule to ensure your new septic system continues to operate at peak efficiency.