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Regulation about on-site sewage treatment

WHAT ABOUT RESOURCE CONSENTS?

Regional and local councils have different requirements for consenting on-site sewage treatment systems.

In areas where there is no public sewage network, then your on-site sewage treatment system and land application area will need to meet the permitted activity rules of the local council. If this is not the case you will need resource consent to ensure that any effects on the local environment are managed. In most situations, installing a new on-site sewage treatment system will be a permitted activity.

For more information about your local regulations you can talk to us and/or contact your regional council.

WHAT ARE THE STANDARDS?

Home owners with an on-site sewage treatment system are required to ensure that it meets Australia’s standards for sewage treatment and that the system is functioning properly.

Eloy Water’s on-site sewage treatment systems have all been stringently tested and monitored to very high European standards. Depending on where you live in Australia the following standards may be required by your local authority. Eloy Water systems are all fully compliant with Australia Standards.

  • AS/NZS 1546 and 1547.  Standards Australia provides criteria for the management of on-site sewage treatment systems. These are used by regulatory authorities and system suppliers to guide the design, installation and maintenance of on-site sewage treatment systems.

You can rest assured that Eloy Water’s on-site sewage treatment systems will meet, and most likely exceed, your local council’s standards. For more information about these standards you can talk to us here at Eloy Water and/or contact your regional council.