Why is on-site wastewater disposal required?
Much of the Sorell Municipality is not connected to the reticulated sewerage system. Where this is the case all waste water must be treated and disposed of within the confines of the property boundaries.
There are a number of different options available that can be utilised such as aerated waste water treatment, septic tanks, wastewater treatment plants and composting toilets.
For existing dwellings with on-site waste water systems Council keeps detailed drainage plans to assist in locating on-site wastewater drainage system. It should be noted that these records do not exist for many older properties.
Please note that the installation of an on-site waste water system must only occur after a Special Plumbing Permit and Plumbing Permit has been applied for and approved by Council.
More Information:Information For Prospective Purchasers Of Land In Areas Outside Of Sewerage Districts (0.2 MiB) List Of On-Site WasteWater Site & Soil Evaluators And System Designers (0.3 MiB) Septic Tank Information Booklet Oct 2017 (0.9 MiB)