Watch Your Wallets – More Than Sauble Will Be Negatively Impacted By Septic Inspection Program (Commentary 2-44)

In my Commentary  43 I said that Genivar had a serious conflict as the contractor doing septic inspections, and I urged Sauble residents to send Genivar a no-trespass notice.

In the resulting dialogue on  I also said that the TSBP inspection protocol was ridiculous and unacceptable, and I indicated that no one will be allowed on my property to test to that protocol.

I also indicated that someone other than Genivar would be welcome to inspect my septic system if they used the very sensible protocol of the Ministry of Municipal affairs and Housing.

Several readers called or e-mailed to remind me that there’s more to the Town Of South Bruce Peninsula than Sauble Beach, and that the bad septic inspection protocol with Genivar at the helm is a disaster not just for Sauble folks, but for all residents in the Town who have a private sewage system.

The readers are absolutely correct.  And I needed that reminder. And I deserved the “nudge”.

If any company uses the stupid TSBP septic inspection protocol anywhere in the Town (not just Sauble) they will find “problems” that do not exist, and the Town will order “upgrades” that are not needed, and residents will suffer unnecessarily.

And with Genivar doing the inspections, it will be that much worse.

My apologies for ignoring  the residents of Oliphant, Red bay, Hope Bay, Allenford, Adamsville, Colpoy’s Bay, Hepworth, Hope Bay, Howdenvale, Mar, McIvor, Park Head, Purple Valley, Red Bay, Skipness, Tolmie, those parts of Wiarton on private systems, and all places between and around.

I urge all residents of the Ttown to issue a no trespass order to Genivar in Port Elgin.

There is a template no-trespass letter at: Documents/2012 11 08 generic to genivar no tresspass.doc



One thought on “Watch Your Wallets – More Than Sauble Will Be Negatively Impacted By Septic Inspection Program (Commentary 2-44)

  1. Hello:
    We have a summer place at Hope Bay and have abandoned our septic system that is 47 years old in favour of an electric composting system made by Envirolet of Oshawa. This should negate any inspection of our property. It seems that they will have to inspect it in any regard because we had a septic system at one time. This will also involve paying them the fee of $100.00. I have sent messages to both the town and to the inspection agency seeking exemption. No reply as yet from either.
    It appears that there are a few septic system installers or rejuvenators in the Bruce area and all seem to be related to each other in some way.
    Even the septic tank pump-out service person is also an inspector and he is related to an installation company. This in its own regard reeks of a conflict of interest to all concerned parties. To those system owners that have a fail condition it is a found money situation for all the relatives concerned. Those that are running the town of South Bruce should not forget where the greatest amount of income is from. Cottagers and tourists. If it was not for the summer residents the peninsula would be devastated.

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