Waste water disposal

Regardless of the type of property, any waste water produced will need to be disposed of in an approved manner. Disposing of waste water other than rainwater in a stormwater drain is not permitted.

For most properties this will mean connecting to the Water Corporation’s reticulated sewerage system.  In areas where reticulated sewerage is not available, onsite effluent disposal is required. To see if a property is connected, or can be connected to sewer, please contact the Water Corporation on 13 13 95. 

If sewer is not available an approval to install an onsite effluent disposal system will be required.  To obtain approval an application must be lodged with the City’s Health Services which will then be assessed and subject to approval conditions. In accordance with the Health Act 1911, properties within 91m of a sewer connection will not be given approval to install an onsite effluent disposal system. Instead they must connect to the sewer and this may require the extension of the sewer system at the property owner’s expense.

Further information on specific waste water disposal topics is available via the following links: