Overview

The Alberta Private Sewage Systems Standard of Practice, Sub-Section 5.2.3., sets out that treatment plants must be certified to the ANSI/NSF (the National Sanitation Foundation, an international public health standards organization) 40 Standard and have a Class 1 treatment capability.

A treatment plant not certified to that standard is not acceptable in Alberta. NSF International requires all distributors for a treatment plant manufacturer be registered with NSF as part of its certification program.

Installers of these systems are required to be trained and registered with their authorized distributor. Individual installers are not listed here, but the installer must be able to provide evidence of who their authorized distributor is and that they have received the required installation and maintenance training.

Tanks used for packaged sewage treatment plants shall be certified as meeting the CAN/CSA-B66 Standard, or the BNQ Standard NQ 3680-905/208, or a variance issued by the administrator of private sewage providing a tank equivalency.

Supporting documentation that clearly specifies that the treatment plant conforms to the standard and identifies the authorized distributor should form part of the private sewage permit application package.

The ANSI/NSF 40 Standard includes a treatment plant maintenance component. The treatment plant purchase price includes a 2-year maintenance program to be done at 6-month intervals.

Authorized distributors are responsible to ensure the required maintenance is completed. Maintenance of treatment plant is critical to the ongoing successful operation of the overall treatment system. A treatment plant that is not producing high quality effluent will cause the absorption component of the system to fail.

Authorized distributors

Table 1: Authorized distributors for NSF 40, Class 1, Residential Wastewater Treatment Systems

Authorized Distributor Treatment Plant Manufacturer/Parent Company
Alberta Wilbert Sales AdvanTex Orenco Systems Inc.
Bionest Technologies Bionest Bionest Technologies Inc.
Diamond Tank Canada Ltd. Aero-Tech Aero-Tech
FB Boersema Acreage Developments Singulair Norweco Inc.
Janda Busse Treatment Systems Busse GT Janda Innovative Systeme GmbH
Junior Construction Singulair Norweco Inc.
MOCOAT Solutions Mo-Dad Acquired Wastewater Technologies, LLC
Onsite Specialties Inc. AdvanTex Orenco Systems Inc.
Parex Excavating and Wastewater Singulair Norweco Inc.
Pinnacle Environmental Fast Bio-Microbics Inc.
Polywest Ltd. Ecopod Pentair (formerly Delta Environmental Products)
Premier Tech Ecoflo Bioflo Premier Tech Technologies Limited
Seeker Membrane Technologies Inc. Singulair Norweco Inc.
Septech Canada SludgeHammer SludgeHammer Group Ltd.
Tanks-A-Lot Singulair Norweco Inc.
West Rock Septic Solutions Bluewater Bluewater ATU Canada
Westcon Precast Inc. Pro Flo Pro Flo Aerobic Systems, LP
Western Pump Jet Bat Jet Inc.
Wildcat Water Technologies Ltd. Bionest Bionest Technologies Inc.

To become an authorized distributor on this list, email your information to safety.services@gov.ab.ca, attention: Private Sewage Discipline. The list will be updated once your information is verified.

Contact

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