Council is reviewing its Domestic Wastewater Management Plan (DWMP). The DWMP sets out how Council proposes to manage potential risks to public and environmental health from the use of septic tank systems.

If you are an owner or occupier of a property with a septic tank system you will be impacted by the DWMP as it will include recent changes to the laws governing septic tank management and your responsibilities and obligations as an owner/operator of a septic tank system.

The DWMP will also have implications for other businesses and professionals involved in septic tanks such as plumbers, service agents, LCA assessors and real estate agents. We will endeavour to communicate with you as part of the review process.

Even if you are not directly affected but have an interest in public and environmental health and the potential risks from poorly maintained septic tank systems, we welcome your input to the review process.

Read a copy of the current Domestic Wastewater Management Plan 2014 to see what aspects of septic tank management is covered and subject to review.

Please complete the short survey below by Friday 17 September 2021.