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:

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.

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

Alternatively connecting to QLDC water, wastewater and stormwater

More information and applications are here.