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.

  1. Manufacturer’s plans and specifications indicating tank/s dimensions and capacity, plus the licensed plumber’s name, address, phone number and licence number.
  2. An accurately drawn, detailed site plan drawn to scale and showing:
    1. The position of the house, including aspect.
    2. Floor plans for the dwelling showing all bedrooms, study, rumpus room, etc.
    3. 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.
    4. The position of the greywater tank(s), ensuring at least 1.5m distance between tank and dwelling, property boundaries, driveways and any impervious surfaces.
    5. The intended disposal area/method of treated greywater, including details, plans and specifications of the reuse of the greywater.
    6. 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).
    7. Position of roof, surface and subsoil drainage pipelines to their point(s) of discharge.
    8. Position of any environmentally sensitive areas (including native bushland, watercourses, intermittent waterways, Environmental Protection Zone B, etc).

Please Note:

  1. Failure to supply the above information may result in processing delays.
  2. Council requires that all wastewater applications are prepared in accordance with recommendations in Environment & Health Protection Guidelines and Australian Standard 1547:2012.
  3. Council will assess the application for the above system, and may require a site capability and system design report to be undertaken if:
    1. The intended irrigation area is located within the prescribed buffer distances.
    2. Fill is located in the intended irrigation area.
    3. The site is located in an environmentally sensitive area (i.e. Environmental Protection Zone B).
    4. The only available area for irrigation is also to be used as a recreational area.
    5. If any major site limitations are present that will impact on the absorption of wastewater or uptake of nutrients.
    6. The system is not the most suitable for the site.

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