HALIBURTON, ON – Septic re-inspection is mandatory if you don’t want to face the consequences.

The Municipality of Dysart et al is using a letter to try and emphasize the reality of non-compliance with the septic re-inspection program.

“Some have asked about the consequences of not meeting the requirements of the Bylaw. Failure to have your septic re-inspection completed in 2019 is an infraction of the Septic Re-Inspection By-law No. 2017-101 and is subject to the prosecution and penalties established under Section 36, 37, and 38 of the Building Code Act, 1992, s.o. 1992, c.23.” reads the letter.

Although the letter is going to all lake residents, under Ontario law, the one who fails to meet the December 31st deadline the courts can levy up to $50,000 for violating the Ontario Building Code and related bylaws.

Another penalty that could be handed down is an order that restricts the sale or occupancy of the property.

The letter closes with “In fairness, to the vast majority of owners who have fulfilled their own responsibilities, these costs will be billed to the offending owners.”

“The consequences of failing to obey the law could be very severe, so do your part for the health of our lakes.”

A link to the letter can be found by clicking here.