If you do not live in an area with reticulated sewerage and you are building a house or extending an existing home to add more bedrooms, you need to apply for a permit to install or alter a septic tank system. Septic systems are based on the number of bedrooms in a home.
Permits are valid for two years and construction of the system must be installed as outlined in the permit to install.
A 'Permit to Use' will be issued once the system is installed and all necessary inspections have been completed and the plumber's compliance certificate submitted.
When you have completed a septic tank application form send your form with the following documents:
You can get more information and advice by contacting council.
The system you install must be approved by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA). Visit the EPA website for more information.