Onsite Sewage Disposal and Plumbing

The Public Health Inspectors regulate and inspect the design, construction and approval of on-site private sewage systems in the Cypress Health Region. They also follow up on complaints related to existing systems.

A Sewage Permit is necessary to allow the holder to operate, construct, extend or alter any sanitary sewage works. A Plumbing Permit is necessary and allows qualified persons to establish, construct, extend, renovate, alter or repair a plumbing system or connect a plumbing system to a communal sewage works or communal waterworks.

Once the application is approved and the permit issued, the holder can proceed with the plumbing installation or construction of the onsite wastewater disposal system. An inspection is required once work is completed. Air (5psi for 15min) or water testing is required before covering and approval of any plumbing or sewage system.

No portions of the plumbing and sewage works can be covered until the permit holder receives permission from the Public Health Inspector.

Permit Applications

          Municipal Permit Application

Municipal Plumbing Permits can be applied for in Herbert, Ponteix, Waldeck, Leader, Gull Lake, Maple Creek, Shaunavon, and Eastend town office.  Municipal permit must be pulled by the journeyman plumber.

Cost: Plumbing
  •          1-2 fixtures $20
  •          3-10 fixtures $40
  •          10+ fixtures $40 + 5 dollars for additional fixtures

Fixtures do not include floor drains, domestic dishwashers, laundry machines, hot water tanks, water treatment devices or underground sprinkler system.

Rural Permit Application

  • Rural Permits can be applied for at the public health office. 350 Cheadle St W. Swift Current. A copy of the rural permit applications is available “Here”
  • Permit application should be fully filled in and submitted with all calculations as found in the Onsite-Wastewater Disposal Guide
  • Incomplete permits will not be approved and sent back to the applicant.
Cost: Plumbing
  •          1-2 fixtures $20
  •          3-10 fixtures $40
  •          10+ fixtures $40 + 5 dollars for additional fixtures

Fixtures do not include floor drains, domestic dishwashers, laundry machines, hot water tanks, water treatment devices or underground sprinkler system.

Sewage

Private sewage works installation $30 * If not applied for prior to work fee will double.

Connection                                     $20

Time Requirements
  • All inspections within the City of Swift Current require at least 24 hour notice.
  • Any plumbing required outside the City of Swift Current limits require 7 days prior notice.
  • Sewage applications may take up to 14 days to review before approval
  • A permit ceases to be valid if the work for which it is issued is not commenced within six months of the date of issue

Plumbing and Sewage Resources

Legislation

Plumbing and Sewage Websites