Getting Started With Your

Wastewater Treatment System

Installing an on-site wastewater treatment system involves 3 simple steps:

  • Contact Earthsafe for an obligation free quote
  • Let Earthsafe assist you to lodge the council application
  • When council approves your system Earthsafe will manage the entire installation process for you

How much will it cost ?

Quotes will vary depending on the specific requirements of each local council, as well as a number of other factors detailed below. However as a guide you should expect to factor in a cost of between $10,000 – 15,000 for complete installation of a domestic wastewater treatment system.

 

Other factors to be considered in preparing a quote include:

  • Whether surface or subsurface irrigation is required

  • Cost of Council Application

  • Cost of excavation (site specific)

  • Length of plumbing to the tank (site specific)

  • Water to refill the tanks (if required)

  • Rock excavation or site dewatering (if required)

  • Landscaping or removal of soil (if required)

  • Drafting of plans (if required)

Contact Earthsafe direct to discuss your specific needs.

The Process

Important Note:

Before you can build a home on un-sewered land you will need to obtain approval from your local council who will issue the Construction Certificate and your builder can start construction. Council staff are always willing to give you a general idea of council requirements and any restrictions for your property.   

  • First you should contact Earthsafe and discuss your plans and the location and number of bedrooms in your proposed new home.

  • Our friendly consultants will be pleased to work with you and provide an obligation free quotation to design and install an Earthsafe system to suit your needs.

  • If your council requires Earthsafe will recommend an independent consultant who can prepare a wastewater management report for your site

  • Earthsafe staff will assist you to complete the required application form and lodge with council

  • When council approves the system you will receive a Determination which sets out the conditions to operate your Earthsafe system

  • Earthsafe will install your wastewater treatment system, irrigation and arrange for a final council inspection.

  • Once the system has been commissioned and passed by Council you will receive a Certificate of Occupancy so you can move into your new home.

View the full installation process here