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Ministry of Health

Sewage Systems

Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual

The Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual (SPM) is the primary reference for B.C. wastewater practitioners responsible for designing, installing and maintaining onsite sewage systems, pursuant to the Sewerage System Regulation and Public Health Act.

Version 2 of the Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual is currently designated for use in British Columbia. The manual and appendices can be accessed here:

Draft Version 3 of the Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual

Thank you to all who provided feedback on draft version 3 of the Sewerage System Standard Practice Manual, which was posted on this website for public consultation from April 2 to May 30, 2014.

The Ministry of Health will advise stakeholders when version 3 has been officially finalized to replace version 2.