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 Onsite Residential Wastewater Treatment Technologies

Standard CAN/BNQ 3680-600
Onsite Residential Wastewater Treatment Technologies

The challenge for persons living in isolated dwellings is to establish an effective system for managing water, particularly wastewater. For this purpose, onsite residential wastewater treatment technologies have been developed and must meet specific requirements governing their reliability and conformity to municipal bylaws. The BNQ has therefore developed the CAN/BNQ 3680-600 Canadian national standard based on the methodology of standard NSF 40 for onsite residential wastewater treatment technologies. Similar to standard NSF 40, the CAN/BNQ 3680-600 standard includes a six-month period with limitations and frequent sampling; this period is followed by an additional six months of less frequent sampling to verify the reliability of the treatment system during the four seasons of the Québec climate.

Standard CAN/BNQ 3680-600 establishes the performance requirements applicable to onsite residential wastewater treatment technologies used to treat wastewater from isolated dwellings and specifies the test methods used to verify their performance conformity against the requirements established by regulatory authorities.

It applies to onsite residential wastewater treatment technologies used to treat wastewater from isolated dwellings. It does not establish performance requirements for onsite wastewater treatment technologies designed for water reuse, nor those used for other buildings that may be attached to isolated dwellings (service stations or restaurants).

  • Download standard
    12636 FRN CAN/BNQ 3680-600 Systèmes de traitement autonome des eaux usées domestiques
    Cette nouvelle édition remplace celle du 1er mai 2009.
    Draft Modification (to Be Published)
    Version Language Publication date Edition Updated on No. of pages Price
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    3680-600 3680-600:PDF PDF Français 2023-01-17 2 M1 Projet de modification 74 127 $
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    3680-600 3680-600R:PDF Licence PDF réseau (5 utilisateurs) Français 2023-01-17 2 M1 Projet de modification 74 381 $
    12637 ANG CAN/BNQ 3680-600 Onsite Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems
    This new edition supersedes the edition dated May 1st, 2009.
    Draft Modification (to Be Published)
    Version Language Publication date Edition Updated on No. of pages Price
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    3680-600 3680-600A:PDF PDF Anglais 2023-01-17 2 M1 Projet de modification 72 127 $
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    3680-600 3680-600AR:PDF Licence PDF réseau (5 utilisateurs) Anglais 2023-01-17 2 M1 Projet de modification 72 381 $
  • Standards committee members
    Number of committee members : 11
    Mr. Miguel AlmassyDBO Expert
    Ms. Marie-Christine BélangerPremier Tech Water and Environment
    Mr. François BoutinAgat Laboratoires
    Mr. Pierre-Yves CharetteBionest
    Mr. David DobsonMinistry of Municipal Affairs - Government of Alberta
    Ms. Anne EganOntario Onsite Wastewater Association (OOWA)
    Mr. Stefan FureyDepartment of Environment and Climate Change - Government of Nova Scotia
    Mr. Christopher JowettWaterloo Biofilter
    Mr. Chris KinsleyCentre ontarien des eaux usées rurales (COEUR), Université de Guelph
    Mr. Anibal Jose SchiffinoMinistère de l'Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs (MELCCFP) - Gouvernement du Québec
    Mr. Derek SmithDepartment of Environment and Climate Change - Government of Manitoba

 

Certification Offer

Marque de certificationManufacturers of onsite residential wastewater treatment technologies have everything to gain by having their products certified since certification is the consumer’s guarantee of quality and reliability. A manufacturer may therefore have its treatment technologies certified under the BNQ certification program specifically created for that purpose. The program is based on the CAN/BNQ 3680-600 standard and the BNQ 3680-900 certification protocol, which specifies the steps that manufacturers must follow to show that they conform to the requirements applicable to the products submitted for certification.

This certification program is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada.

  • Download document required for certification
    12653 ANG BNQ 3680-900 Onsite Residential Wastewater Treatment Technologies - Certification Protocol
    REVISION IN PROGRESS (expected date for the new edition: April 2024)
    Version Language Publication date Edition Updated on No. of pages Price
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    3680-900 3680-900A:PDF PDF Anglais 2009-05-15 1 M1 2018-05-30 17 109 $
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    3680-900 3680-900AR:PDF Licence PDF réseau (5 utilisateurs) Anglais 2009-05-15 1 M1 2018-05-30 17 327 $
    12652 FRN BNQ 3680-900 Systèmes de traitement autonomes des eaux usées résidentielles - Protocole de certification
    REVISION IN PROGRESS (expected date for the new edition: April 2024)
    Version Language Publication date Edition Updated on No. of pages Price
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    3680-900 3680-900:PDF PDF Français 2009-05-15 1 M1 2018-05-30 18 109 $
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    3680-900 3680-900R:PDF Licence PDF réseau (5 utilisateurs) Français 2009-05-15 1 M1 2018-05-30 18 327 $

  • Certified businesses
  • Notice of amendment

    We would like to inform you that BNQ has recently published the 2st Edition of document CAN/BNQ 3680-600 Onsite Domestic Wastewater Treatment Systems as of 2023-01-17.

    Despite the publication of this edition, the certification program remains associated with the previous edition: Onsite Residential Wastewater Treatment Technologies, 1st edition 2009.

    We will proceed to the update of the certification program according to this second edition. 

    As soon as the certification program will be updated, a notice will be sent to you concerning the transition procedure.

  • Contact

    Jean Couture
    Program Leader
    Bureau de normalisation du Québec
    Cell.: 581-989-9523
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