Water and Wastewater


Septic Systems

You are required to obtain permits for the installation or any alteration, extension or repair of an on-site sewage system.  Algoma Public Health is the principal authority for the enforcement of the Ontario Building Code & Act as they relate to private on-site sewage systems in all areas within the District of Algoma. Please click on the link below in order to obtain further information:

Algoma Public Health Septic Inspection/Application Information

Sewage System Program 2022 – Algoma Public Health: 

2022 Land Control – Letter to Municipalities and Installers


Private Wells – Drinking Water

Algoma Public Health strongly recommends that all private home owners test their well water 3 to 4 times per year to ensure that the water is safe for consumption.

Water sampling bottles can be obtained at:

  • the Township of Plummer Additional Municipal Office, 38 Railway Crescent, Bruce Mines
  • the Sault Ste. Marie Public Health Lab, 160 McDougald Street, Sault Ste. Marie
  • any Algoma Public Health office

Please follow the link below for further water testing information:

APH Well Water-Drinking Water Testing