Greywater Treatment System
Required Information for the installation of a Greywater Treatment System
When lodging your application, the following information must be supplied in order for Council to assess your application.
- Manufacturer’s plans and specifications indicating tank/s dimensions and capacity, plus the licensed plumber’s name, address, phone number and licence number.
- An accurately drawn, detailed site plan drawn to scale and showing:
- The position of the house, including aspect.
- Floor plans for the dwelling showing all bedrooms, study, rumpus room, etc.
- The sanitary fittings of the house (including toilet(s), bathroom(s), kitchen and laundry wastewater disposal points) with internal and external drainage to wastewater tank(s) and/or sewer marked.
- The position of the greywater tank(s), ensuring at least 1.5m distance between tank and dwelling, property boundaries, driveways and any impervious surfaces.
- The intended disposal area/method of treated greywater, including details, plans and specifications of the reuse of the greywater.
- Property boundaries and a brief description of adjoining and adjacent land uses (e.g. dwellings, native bushland, recreation areas, watercourses - including drainage easements, creeks, dams, etc).
- Position of roof, surface and subsoil drainage pipelines to their point(s) of discharge.
- Position of any environmentally sensitive areas (including native bushland, watercourses, intermittent waterways, Environmental Protection Zone B, etc).
- Failure to supply the above information may result in processing delays.
- Council requires that all wastewater applications are prepared in accordance with recommendations in Environment & Health Protection Guidelines and Australian Standard 1547:2012.
- Council will assess the application for the above system, and may require a site capability and system design report to be undertaken if:
- The intended irrigation area is located within the prescribed buffer distances.
- Fill is located in the intended irrigation area.
- The site is located in an environmentally sensitive area (i.e. Environmental Protection Zone B).
- The only available area for irrigation is also to be used as a recreational area.
- If any major site limitations are present that will impact on the absorption of wastewater or uptake of nutrients.
- The system is not the most suitable for the site.