Regulation about on-site wastewater treatment

WHAT ABOUT RESOURCE CONSENTS?

Regional and local councils have different requirements for consenting on-site wastewater treatment systems.

In areas where there is no public sewage network, then your on-site wastewater treatment system and land application area will need to meet the permitted activity rules of the local council. If this is not the case you will need resource consent to ensure that any effects on the local environment are managed. In most situations, installing a new on-site wastewater treatment system will be a permitted activity.

For more information about your local regulations you can talk to us and/or contact your regional council.

WHAT ARE THE STANDARDS?

Home owners with an on-site wastewater treatment system are required to ensure that it meets New Zealand’s standards for wastewater treatment and that the system is functioning properly.

Eloy Water’s on-site wastewater treatment systems have all been stringently tested and monitored to very high European standards. Depending on where you live in New Zealand the following standards may be required by your local authority. Eloy Water systems are all fully compliant with New Zealand Standards.

  • AS/NZS 1547:2012.  Standards New Zealand provides criteria for the management of on-site wastewater treatment systems. These are used by regulatory authorities and system suppliers to guide the design, installation and maintenance of on-site wastewater treatment systems.
  • Technical Paper n°58 (TP58). Whilst this standard has been prepared for the Auckland Region, it is referred to by a number of other regional councils.

You can rest assured that Eloy Water’s on-site wastewater treatment systems will meet, and most likely exceed, your local council’s standards. For more information about these standards you can talk to us here at Eloy Water and/or contact your regional council.