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Why are Private Sewage Disposal System Permits needed?

Private Sewage Disposal System Permits ensure proper functioning sewage treatment systems are installed. This ensures that drinking water sources and the environment are not polluted.

On January 01, 1999 the responsibility for local private sewage disposal systems plans review and inspections was transferred from the Region of York to the Town of East Gwillimbury. Private sewage disposal system applications are available from Development Services – Building Standards Branch at the Civic Centre.

This change benefits residents as it allows for "one stop shopping". If you are building, renovating, planning an addition, installing a lawn irrigation system or installing a swimming pool you will need approval for sewage disposal systems or plumbing. Now you can apply for this approval with the Building Standards Branch.