Three Waters Bylaw
The purpose of the Three Waters Bylaw is to:
- manage and protect the Council's water supply, Stormwater and Wastewater Networks from misuse or damage
- control and monitor Trade Waste Discharges into the Wastewater Network
- protect, promote and maintain public health and safety, and
- protect the environment
Three Waters Policy
The purpose of the Three Waters Policy is to provide additional information to the applicants and consumers who are required to work within the Bylaw.
Some urban areas around the District have reticulated sewerage. In total we have seven separate wastewater schemes consisting of 14 wastewater pump stations and 65 kilometres of pipe works:
If you are within the township boundary of any of these listed Townships and would like to connect to the relevant reticulated sewerage scheme, complete the wastewater connection form and return it to email@example.com or drop it in the mail to your local Council service centre.
Capital Contribution areas
The following areas within Amberley and Leithfield townships are subject to an additional capital contribution when connecting to the sewerage.
- Leithfield Road– if connecting to the to the Leithfield Road extension wastewater line.
- Osborne Road– properties east of and including 55A and 56 Osborne Road.
- Douglas Road– if connecting to the Douglas Road extension.
Rural areas and some townships will need a septic tank or a wastewater disposal system to get rid of their wastewater.
While Council building inspectors will inspect these to ensure that they are installed according to manufacturers’ specifications, it will need to be maintained and serviced by the property owner.
It is a Council requirement when installing a new septic tank or wastewater disposal system that an ECan approved tank/system is used.
For more information contact ECan or Councils’ building team.