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 (and Application Form).

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) 854-1100 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!