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Sewage Disposal: Environmental Health

Environmental Health Officers play a role in preventing public health risks associated with wastewater disposal by reviewing applications, conducting onsite inspections and issuing installation approvals for sewage disposal systems in Yukon.

Steps to installing or modifying Sewage disposal system

Steps for installing or modifying a sewage disposal system including guidelines, forms, and permits needed.

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Sewage Disposal Systems in Yukon

Design Specifications for Sewage Disposal Systems:  A Guide to their Design and Maintenance image

In the Design Specifications for Sewage Disposal Systems: A Guide to their Design and Maintenance , you can find:

  • Septic Tanks and Sewage Holding Tanks
  • Soil Absorption Systems
  • Specifications That Apply To All Soil-Absorption Systems
  • Sizing Your Absorption Bed or Trench
  • Determining the Quantity of Drainrock
  • Chamber Guidelines
  • Sewage Pump-up Systems Guidelines
  • Sewage Pump-Up Systems
  • Guidelines for Soils Investigation and Percolation Tests
  • Photographic Record of the Stages of Installation of a Sewage Disposal System
  • Application Submission Requirements
  • Getting Your System Approved

Septic Systems North of 60° - design - installation - maintenance

Application for a permit to install a sewage disposal system

Obtaining approval to use or retain a sewage disposal system

Declarations forms

Notification forms

Privies (Outhouses)

Septic system: General information

Sewage disposal at remote camps


Contact info

Environmental Health Services

Business hours: 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday

Phone: 867-667-8391

Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8391

Fax: 867-667-8322


Mailing Address:

Environmental Health Services (2 HospRd)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon  Y1A 2C6

Location: #2 Hospital Road | Whitehorse, Yukon [map]


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