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Your responsibilities after you install a wastewater system
Compliance with the resource consent conditions
You will need to comply with conditions stated in your consent. Our officers monitor these conditions typically every five years.
We will charge you for the monitoring of your wastewater discharge consent. This charge can vary depending on the complexity and compliance history of the site.
What you need to provide
To confirm the system meets the conditions of the resource consent, you will need to provide documents, such as:
- an as-built plan
- a management plan
- maintenance contracts
- system certifications.
Your installer should be able to provide this information.
Maintain your wastewater system
A wastewater system that is not working, poses a threat to occupants of the property, neighbours and environment. In case your system is not working, a professional, like a drainlayer, should assess the system and advise you on how to fix it.
Even if you do not need a resource consent, you will have to ensure the system is maintained. The TP58 document below, as well as the Auckland Unitary Plan E5.6 provide more information.
Further information on wastewater systems
|Rainwater tanks||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/rainwater-tanks||Rainwater tanks||Learn the advantages of collecting rainwater on your property, how to use it, and information on installing an outdoor water tank.||aspx||Environment|
|Managing wastewater on your property||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/Pages/maintain-septic-tank.aspx||Managing wastewater on your property||Your septic tank needs a regular pump-out service to remove scum and sludge buildup. Check for specific requirements if you live in Waitakere or Waiheke. ||aspx||Water quality|
|Onsite wastewater system compliance||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/water-quality-targeted-rate/Pages/onsite-wastewater-system-compliance.aspx||Onsite wastewater system compliance||A regional compliance system ensuring property owners with onsite wastewater units provide regular documentation that their systems have been inspected and are in good working condition.||aspx||Environment|
|Safe Networks||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/water-quality-targeted-rate/Pages/safe-networks.aspx||Safe Networks||Safe Networks conduct monitoring and investigations in our streams, watercourses and stormwater network to identify contaminants and track them to their source.||aspx||Environment|
|Before you apply for wastewater system building consent||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/Install-alter-on-site-wastewater-treatment-disposal-system/Pages/before-apply-wastewater-system-building-consent.aspx||Before you apply for wastewater system building consent||What you need before you apply for a building consent to install or alter a wastewater system and what documentation you will need to sign off your works.||aspx||Building and consents|
|Check if you need a consent to install or alter an on-site wastewater system ||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/Install-alter-on-site-wastewater-treatment-disposal-system/Pages/check-you-need-consent-install-alter-on-site-wastewater-system.aspx||Check if you need a consent to install or alter an on-site wastewater system ||Check if you need a consent to install or alter an on-site wastewater treatment and disposal system. ||aspx||Building and consents|