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Onsite wastewater system compliance
The onsite wastewater system compliance programme receives funding from the water quality targeted rate.
Why we need onsite wastewater system compliance
This is a new regional compliance system requiring property owners with onsite wastewater systems to provide regular documentation that their units have been inspected and are in good working condition.
Compliance investigations of 549 properties in Piha and Little Oneroa has lead to 98 per cent of inspected systems in those catchments being properly maintained.
Proper maintenance reduces waterway contamination, especially in streams and lagoons.
Water quality monitoring and system checks will continue in high risk areas.
Onsite wastewater system compliance features
- A database of more than 40,000 properties with onsite wastewater systems.
- An online checklist for contractors inspecting onsite wastewater systems.
- Education materials for residents in sensitive and coastal areas on system maintenance.
- Consultation on proposed changes to the Waitākere septic tank pump-out service through to the Annual Plan 2020/2021.
|Report pollution||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/what-you-can-do-for-environment/Pages/report-pollution.aspx||Report pollution||Call the pollution hotline for stormwater pollution and air pollution. The Pollution Response Team is available seven days a week.||aspx||Environment consultation|
|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|
|Stormwater forms and guides||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/stormwater/Pages/stormwater-forms-and-guides.aspx||Stormwater forms and guides||Find tips on how to take care of your stream and how to manage overland flow. Get application forms and best practice guides. ||aspx||Stormwater|
|Missing, dislodged or damaged manhole cover||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/flooding-blockages/Pages/missing-dislodged-damaged-manhole-cover.aspx||Missing, dislodged or damaged manhole cover||Report missing, dislodged or damaged manhole covers, grilles and other stormwater assets urgently. Displaced assets pose a threat to public safety. ||aspx||Stormwater|
|Prevent flooding and blockages on your property||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/flooding-blockages/Pages/prevent-flooding-blockages-on-property.aspx||Prevent flooding and blockages on your property||Keep drains and overland flow paths clear to prevent flooding and blockages on your property. Add permeable areas such as lawns to minimise runoff.||aspx||Stormwater|
|Improving water quality in lagoons||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/looking-after-our-waterways/Pages/improving-water-quality-lagoons.aspx||Improving water quality in lagoons||We are working on improving the quality of west coast lagoons through awareness and better management of septic systems. ||aspx||Water quality|