In the early 80’s, the Township of Oso applied to the Ministry of Health (MOH) for a thorough inspection of all the wells and septic systems within the hamlet of Sharbot Lake. The survey confirmed that many systems were contaminating neighbouring wells and sometimes their own. Consequently, in ’84 and ‘85, with the help of a generous grant from the Ministry (75%, total over $900,000) almost every household made improvements to their well and/or septic system. According to MOH people at the time, we probably averted a serious problem. However, that was nearly 35 years ago!!
Somebody needs to make sure that these systems are properly maintained. Since this is essentially a health concern, I suggest that this problem be addressed by the Ministry of Health, as it was in the 80’s.