Alberta Private Sewage Standard of Practice Available Now: Comes into Force November 1, 2022

The Alberta Private Sewage Standard of Practice (the SOP) is now available in print and online. The SOP comes into force next year, on November 1, 2022.

The Private Sewage Systems Disposal Regulation adopts the Alberta Private Sewage Systems Standard of Practice as amended or replaced from time to time.

Version 2015 of the SOP will remain in force until October 31, 2022 and will apply to permit applications received to October 31, 2022. After November 1, 2022, permit applications, subsequent system designs, and installations must reflect Version 2021 of the SOP. Upon completion of their SOP Update Training, Certified Installers may use and reference Version 2021 of the SOP on permit applications prior to the November 1, 2022 in-force date.

The Council will contact Plumbing Group B SCOs directly about any code update training requirements.