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Installation of Septic Field

The project generally includes the repair and upgrades to the existing sewer treatment infrastructure at Cape Spear National Historic Site. This includes:

- A new septic field in the same location as the existing field.

- A new dosing system to control flow into the new field.

- A curb and gutter along the north and east of the existing visitor parking lot to convey waterflow away from the septic field.

- French drain to intercept groundwater flow;

- Raising the field to match the grade of the parking lot;

- Extend ditching to the south and west to improved drainage and repair culvert;

- Cap the septic field with a less permeable soil.

- The existing septic tank and holding tank will remain.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given project.


Latest update

6 May 2020 – Parks Canada intends to make a determination regarding whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Parks Canada is inviting public comments until 5 June 2020 respecting that determination.

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New Project Being Assessed by Parks Canada - Public Comments Invited 6 May to 5 June, 2020 - May 6, 2020

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  • Location

    • Cape Spear National Historic Site (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Project Type

    • Building and Property Development
    • Waste Management
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

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