Wastewater Systems

Any proposed installation or alteration of a wastewater system (sanitary plumbing, septic & effluent disposal systems) must be approved by Council.

An application form must be submitted to Council for assessment accompanied by the necessary fee, detailed site & plumbing plans and (if required) a wastewater engineer’s report.

On-site Wastewater Works Application

Example Site Plan & Underfloor

Installations are assessed pursuant to SA Health's Wastewater Code & South Australian Public Health (Wastewater) Regulations 2013. All plumbing work must be carried out by a licensed plumber.

Copies of the Code and Regulations can be found below:

SA Public Health (Wastewater) Regulations 2013

On-site Wastewater Systems Code

Once wastewater systems have been installed, they require regular servicing and maintenance:

Septic Tank Maintenance

Aerobic System Maintenance

Guidelines - Septic Tank System