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Please carefully read the IMPORTANT information below.
Once you have reviewed it all and are ready to proceed, please fill out and submit the form below to our office.
To carry out an inspection our ROWP (Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioner) will need property access to locate, expose, test and evaluate key components that make up the onsite sewage system.
This can take 2-6 hours depending on the condition, accessibility and complexity of the system. During this time components of the system will be exposed and can be a health or safety hazard.
Kids, pets and adults must keep clear of the area until the inspection is completed. Please provide us with complete & accurate information.
Please supply us with all available records. If you cannot email them prior to the inspection, please have them available at the time of your inspection and we will copy them. Important common records are:
Due to the high demand of our Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioners, cancellation fees apply.
• No cancellation fee is charged if cancelled at least 5 business days prior to the inspection
• 25% cancellation fee is charged if cancelled 3 business days prior to the inspection
• 50% cancellation fee is charged if cancelled the day prior to or day of the inspection
This inspection may be restricted or terminated if the following issues arise:
• If the system or its components are under a ground level deck/ patio
• If the system or its components are under a landscaped area or surrounded by heavy brush or brambles
• If components are more than 2 feet deep, WCB defines reasonable hand digging to be maximum 2 feet
• Components over 2 feet deep will need to be exposed with an excavator or other machine (separate work)
Disclaimer of Terms & Conditions:
A performance inspection indicates the present condition of the private on-site sewerage disposal system. The results of the inspection DO NOT guarantee or warranty future performance of any part of the system including but not limited to:
• Septic Tank(s)
• D-Box (distribution box)
• Pumps and or Pump Chambers
• Seepage Bed or any Effluent Dispersal System
The inspection report excludes and does not intend to cover components that are inaccessible (by reasonable hand digging) or are otherwise not observable. Reasonable hand digging is defined as 2 feet, which may vary depending on soil conditions (ie. bedrock). System component over 2 feet deep may need to be exposed by excavator or other mechanical equipment. In such cases, permission must be granted by the property owner or listing agent in order for Blackwater to continue. If it is determined during the inspection that there is risk of minor damage to surrounding property or system components, permission must be granted by either the home owner, listing agent or property owner in order for Blackwater staff to continue (ie: previously cracked lid that may break when removed).
Blackwater does not take responsibility for any false or misleading information provided about the system or property by parties involved in the inspection.