Guidelines for Hydrogeological Studies and Technical Standards for Private Services
The City of Hamilton's Guidelines for Hydrogeological Studies and Technical Standards for Private Services have been prepared to help those individuals, agencies and consultants who will be involved with preparing Hydrogeological Reports in support of developments on private services in the City of Hamilton.
The purpose of these guidelines, in keeping with the sustainable private water and wastewater services policies of the City’s Rural Hamilton Official Plan, is to ensure that:
- an adequate and safe supply of potable water for proposed development is available without compromising/impacting existing groundwater and surface water resources or the ecological community
- the on-site and off-site groundwater quality and quantity and its users will not be adversely affected
- site conditions are suitable for on-site sewage disposal and that appropriate accommodation can be made in the event of system failure (i.e. a reserve area)
- on-site sewage disposal systems will not impair the use of groundwater or surface water resources