Septic Tank Pumping

 The Municipality offers a rebate program to rural property owners for the servicing of their septic tanks, as per the Septic Rebate Program Policy.  (The Application Form is included in the policy document.)

The Municipality issues a tender to contractors to determine the lowest rate for septic tank pumping service, in order to set rebate rates by geographical area.  Council Resolution 16-244 approved the Reimbursement Rates for 2017 & 2018.

To make a service appointment, property owners are to contact a contractor directly. Eligibility for the municipal rebate can be confirmed by contacting the Public Services Department at Tel: (807) 843-1100 ext. 2029 or email:

Septic Field Applications and Inspections are performed by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.

Additional Resources:

Canadian Environmental Law Association - Article "The Law and Your Septic System"

Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs - Septic Smart!