On-site Wastewater Disposal

Why is on-site waste water disposal required?

Much of the Kingborough area is not connected to the reticulated sewerage system. Where this is the case all waste water must be treated and disposed of within the confines of the property boundaries. There are a number of different options available that can be utilised such as aerated waste water treatment, septic tanks, wastewater treatment plants and composting toilets.

For existing dwellings with on-site waste water systems Council keeps detailed drainage plans to assist in locating on-site wastewater drainage system. It should be noted that these records do not exist for properties over 30 years old on the mainland area and 12 years on Bruny Island.

Please note that the installation of an on-site waste water system must only occur after a Plumbing Permit has been applied for and approved by Council.

Absorption Tenches

Aerobic Wasterwater Treatment Systems (AWTS)

Information for Prospective Purchases - Information Sheet

On-site Wastewater Management Options

Septic Tank Care and Maintenance

Septic Tank Systems

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