Onsite Wastewater Disposal Systems
Property owners intending to build in areas without a council reticulated wastewater network need to submit a Building Consent to install a domestic Onsite Wastewater Disposal System.
If improperly designed or installed, these systems could contaminate waterways and areas outside your property. So care must be taken.
In certain cases, a Resource Consent may be required from either QLDC or Otago Regional Council (ORC). The application form details the requirements associated with an ORC Resource Consent.
Where to find further information?
This information sheet helps understanding options for onsite wastewater disposal, the risks and restrictions involved, and the consenting process required:
- IS OSW Onsite Wastewater Disposal Guidance (PDF) (1.4MB) (13 Sep 17)
How to apply?
A completed Onsite Wastewater Disposal System application form is required, along with a Building Consent application form, fee calculator and fee payment.
The system application form promotes a risk-based approach to evaluating the site, soil and system features. It aims to fully minimize any potential environmental or public health risk through robust system design.
- AF OSW Onsite Wastewater Disposal System Application Form (MS Word) (02 Oct 17)
- AF CALC Building Consent Initial Fee Calculator (MS Excel) (01 Jul 18)
For site and soil assessment only, complete the 'Wastewater Disposal Application Form' within the Resource Consent Application form section here.
Along with a Building Consent Application
Producer Statement forms, including for onsite wastewater disposal
Alternatively connecting to QLDC water, wastewater and stormwater
More information and applications are here.