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Waste Control Systems

Wastewater Works Application

Your wastewater applications are required to be submitted to the District Council of Robe

The construction, installation or alteration of a septic tank system (waste control system) requires approval under the provisions of the Public and Environmental Health (Waste Control) Regulations.

No work in relation to the construction, installation or alteration of a waste control system can occur until the approval of the relevant authority has been granted. The installation or alteration of a waste control system is primarily a role of the local Council.

The District Council of Robe provides a full approval and inspection service of all installations and alterations. This requires all plumbing contractors to advise Council of any work that they are undertaking in our area. Plumbing work can only be carried out by licensed operators and this includes owner/builders.

Each application must include two copies of a detailed sanitary plumbing and drainage layout (refer to Section 8 of the Code), a site and soil report (refer to Section 3.6.1 of the Code) and the appropriate fee as determined by the relevant authority. Applications where necessary, must include a detailed assessment of the land capability of the site via a soil report (i.e. the suitability of the site for treatment and disposal/reuse of domestic wastewater).

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Wastewater Works Application

Fees and Charges

Application to install a new waste water system  Add $24.90 for each additional 2EP for systems over 10EP$499.00
Application to alter an existing waste water system$243.00
Application to install new waste water system to existing building$371.00
Additional Inspections$128.00

Click on the following links to view Fact Sheets on maintenance of septic tank systems and aerobic wastewater treatment systems:

Plumber Information

Handy Hints to help you care for your Septic Tank System

Maintenance Septic Tank System

Maintenance Aerobic Watewater Treatment System

WasteWater Control Fact Sheet