Cemetery Setback Distances to Prevent Surface Water Contamination
|Publication Date||Oct 25, 2017|
|Author||Miller A, Wiens M|
Primary inquiry: In Canada, as in many other countries, cemeteries are required to be setback a certain distance from waterbodies to protect drinking water sources from contaminated liquids that can arise from the decomposition of bodies after burial. What is recommended as a safe setback distance? What is the rationale for the setback distances used throughout Canada?