Draft Details

Review start date:Apr 15, 2021
Review end date:Jun 14, 2021
Contact email:mary.morgan(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:


This Standard specifies minimum design and material requirements as well as manufacturing practices and markings for prefabricated septic tanks, sewage holding tanks, and effluent chambers made of

- steel,
- concrete,
- fibreglass-reinforced plastic (FRP),
- reaction-injection moulded thermosets,
- polyvinylchloride (PVC), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), or other thermoplasticsz

that are designed to handle sewage or sewage effluent.

1.2 z

This Standard includes criteria for assessing other tanks used in sewage systems for structural integrity and watertightness, such as:

a) tanks used for wastewater treatment plants;
b) tanks used as pretreatment tanks;
c) pre-aeration tanks;
d) sewage flow-equalization tanks; and
e) tanks used for pit privies.

This Standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this Standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of any regulatory limitations before use.

This Standard does not apply to sewage holding tanks used in recreational vehicles, which are covered in CSA B45.6.

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

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