December 2023 Newsletter

December newsletter

Using Zoom

Tips on using Zoom for online meetings

AGM PDP points registration form

Form to submit for PDP credit for April 23rd meeting

Policy Clarification for Waterfront Lots

An interim policy has been issued to address the omission of the definition of a "waterfront lot" from the current regulations.

New Malfunction Assessment Form

Effective June 19, 2015

2024 AGM/Expo Registration

Registration form for Annual General Meeting and Septic Pumping Expo

2024 Regional Meetings

In person Regional Meeting registration for January & February 2024

New Forms required after May 1st, 2016

A link to fillable versions of the forms on NSE's website


National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association

To provide leadership and promote the onsite wastewater treatment and recycling industry through education, training, communication and quality tools to support excellence in performance.

Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association

The Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association (OOWA) is dedicated to representing and educating members within the onsite and decentralized wastewater industry in Ontario.

Onsite Wastewater System Installers of Manitoba Inc

The association of certified wastewater management system installers in Manitoba

Watershed Areas in Nova Scotia

A map of 25 protected water areas in Nova Scotia

Finding a Certified Person

Many activities including designing, selecting, installing, repairing, septic pumping, bed flushing an on-site sewage system and operating a portable restroom must be carried out by a certified person. Carrying out any of these activities without the proper certification can result in fines and penalties being issued to the person doing the work and the property owner.

Richmond Project

An innovative project in Richmond County sees on-site systems constructed as part of a municipal project

Nova Scotia Land Surveyors

Locate a Land Surveyor

On-Site Sewage Inspection Checklist

Inspection report for completing an inspection of an on-site sewage disposal system.

Electrical Connectons for Residential Sewage Lift Pumps

Nova Scotia Power Bulletin on electrical connection for residential single family dwellings

Updated Technical Guidelines

Updated version of the On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems Technical Guidelines - Effective May 01, 2013

Wetland Policy

Information on wetlands, including Nova Scotia's policy for protection of Wetlands

Canadian Water and Wastewater Association

The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association was established in 1986 to represent the common interest of Canada's municipal water and wastewater systems, particularly those related to federal and interprovincial bodies' policies, programs and legislation or to national Codes or Standards.


EMS Water Systems

EMS is a division of EMCO Corporation that specializes in pump and water treatment applications both on potable and wastewater systems. We design, build, supply and commission sump, sewage and effluent systems for residential, commercial, industrial and municipal applications.

Tidal Tractor

Sany Excavators
Case, IH and New Holland Tractors
Norwesco Water Tanks
New Holland Construction

Innovative Development & Design Engineers Ltd

Advanced Enviro Septic design, supply and installation

South Shore Concrete Products

Manufacture of residential and commercial septic tanks, holding tanks, pump tanks and cisterns up to 2500 gal. Other products include well crocks,wharf beams, head walls, steps, barriers, patio stones, etc.
Resale of plastic culverts, sewer pipe, fittings and poly-lok products.

NS Water Solutions

Authorized agent for Waterloo Biofilters.
Sales agent for Bio-Clean.
Contact: Mattew Collins
Phone:(902) 529-2066

Brookfield Concrete Products Ltd

Supplier of the Brookfield Concrete micro-modular peat systems, septic tanks, pump chambers, flout chambers, catch pits, holding tanks, steps and other pre-cast concrete products.

Enviro-STEP Technologies Inc

Enviro-STEP Technologies offers a complete line of technologies specifically developed for Onsite and Decentralized Wastewater applications.

Should it be for your home, cottage, business, residential development project or community, we have developed innovative solutions specifically to meet your needs.

Liberty Pumps

A US manufacturer of pumping products for ground water and wastewater removal in residential and commercial applications. With a focus on innovative product design, our wide range of pump styles include: sump pumps, sewage pumps, effluent pumps, drain pumps, grinder pumps, complete pre-assembled sewage packages and pump accessories.


Supplier of concrete septic tanks, pump chambers, flout chambers, ECOFLO Peat Systems, BIOPRO Wastewater Treatment Systems, wastewater treatment accessories, catch basins, manholes

Atlantic Purification Systems Ltd

Residential & Commercial AdvanTex Treatment Systems, ZCL Large Fiberglass Tanks, Submersible Septic Tank Aerators, PVC Tank Risers & Lids and Accessories, Grinder & Grinder Pump System and Controls, Well Pumps, Pump Vaults & Engineered Discharge Assemblies, Biotube Effluent Filters, Float Assemblies and Brackets, Custom Control Panels and Level Alarm Systems, UV Disinfection Systems,Chlorination & De-chlorination Tablet Feeders and Chemicals, Enzyme and bacteria Supplements, Flowmeters, Pressurized Dispersal System Packages, Infiltrator Chambers, Sand Filter Liners and Miscallaneous Accessories for On-Site Treatment Applications