The Municipality of East Ferris is a community completely on private services. The following provides information and resources to ensure your systems run smoothly.
The Municipality has minimum setbacks for septic system on Trout Lake, Lake Nosbonsing and inflowing streams. The North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) reviews and issues permits for septic systems within the Municipality.
Permits are reviewed based on the size of the building, number of bedrooms and the number of plumbing fixtures. Please note that if you are planning on a renovation or addition to a building that will increase your overall house size by 15% or greater the NBMCA must be notified and a septic system file review is required. Be sure to consult early to avoid potential delays.
Contact the North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority for more information.
15 Janey Avenue, North Bay ONTelephone: 705-474-5420
In addition to setback requirements it is important to maintain the septic system. The Municipality has a Mandatory Septic System Pump Out By-law where certain property owners must pump out their system every three years.
In rural areas, many homeowners rely upon privately owned wells as their drinking water source. As a homeowner, it is important to ensure that your well water is safe to drink. There are three common types of wells: dug, bored, and drilled. Consider systems and water quantity and quality when assessing your well.
North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
The North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority and the North Bay Health Unit have additional information on treating and taking care of your well.
Common Myths about Drinking Water
Well Aware, A Guide to Caring for your Well and Protecting your Family’s Health
Conservation Ontario’s Private Wells Information Sheets
Choosing a Water Treatment System
For more information about septic systems or wells contact the Municipality of East Ferris Office at 705-752-2740 or the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority.