• Lorraine Hawley v. Environmental Health Officer

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    Decision Date: August 1, 1995

    Panel: Carol Martin

    Ms. Hawley applied for a permit to dispose of sewage into the ground for an 8-unit mobile home park on her 1 hectare property. It was refused on the grounds that there was less than the required 48 inches of native unsaturated soil to accommodate the system. She appealed. While the Environmental Health Officer may authorize a sewage disposal system on sites where the water level is less than 48 inches deep, this authorization is entirely at his discretion. There was no evidence that the decision was made in an arbitrary or unfair way. The appeal was dismissed.