The owners of Lot 10, Block 1, Plan 8122184 purchased their property in 2010, prior to the amendment to the Land Use Bylaw what which states that only self-contained sewage systems will be permitted to be installed or replaced on all parcels fronting onto lake.
7.30 Sewage Holding Tanks
(1) On all parcels fronting onto lakes, only self-contained sewage systems will be permitted to be installed or replaced. Self-contained Sewage Systems include, connection to a municipal system, municipal/private co-op systems and private sewage holding tanks that are constructed of reinforced pre-cast concrete and meet applicable/relevant CAN/CSA standards, but to not include non-concrete self contained sewage holding tanks, disposal fields, treatment mounds, pit privies, or any other approved system for the disposal of sewage or waste water on a parcel of land which results in the disposal of sewage and/or waste water into the ground.
The landowners are requesting to be exempt from Section 30 of the Land Use Bylaw and be permitted to build a field system on their property. The field system would still be required to meet the requirements of the Alberta Private Sewage Systems Standard of Practice 2009. With the shape and slope of their property, the landowners believe there would be no concerns with the effluent going into the lake or on to adjacent properties.
They have indicated that neighboring properties have field and mound systems and the property backing onto theirs is not be considered lakefront and therefore would not require a holding tank.