Glens are the largest community within the City of Ottawa boundaries being largely private serviced. Most households rely on well water and septic system.
More info about alternative suystems at: http://www.rvca.ca/news/septicsmart/Septic_Smart_2_ENGLISH_2011.pdf
Contact: Ottawa Septic System Office at: http://www.rvca.ca/osso/
1127 Mill Street Manotick, Ontario, K4M 1A5
Phone: (613) 692-0160 or 1-800-459-5975 Fax: (613) 692-1507
Septic System Records Search:Ottawa Septic System Office has septic records from 1977 to the present for the City of Ottawa.
Contact: http://www.rvca.ca/osso/application_process/request_for_septic_records.html or call 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1129.
For records for septic systems installed before 1977 contact the Environment and Health Protection Branch at 613-580-6744 ext. 23806.
Having a well has its advantage! Many recent studies are pointing out the generally better quality of groundwater than surface water (lakes, rivers, streams) owing to the soil’s natural filtering capacity. Cost and flexibility are the two biggest things. You can do what you want to with your water. A well usually costs about 60% of what city water costs in the long run. Well water can taste much better. You’re also not being charged monthly water bills. City water costs a little every month. City water contains beneficial chemicals or horrible contaminants depending on your point of view; it’s safe, dependable but may not taste great.
To learn more about your well read: Well Aware
Contact Rideau Valley Conservation Authority PO Box 599, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5; http://www.rvca.ca/ phone: 613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get a well record The Ontario government has well record data from 1899 to present. You can go to the on-line interactive well record map or request a copy of the original well record through the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. Wells Help Desk Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Branch Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change 125 Resources Road Toronto ON M9P 3V6 1-888-396-WELL (9355)