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On-site Wastewater Management Bylaw 2015

This bylaw aims to ensure septic tanks and other domestic water treatment systems on Waiheke Island, and in the former Rodney, North Shore and Papakura districts are looked after and kept in good condition.

You should know

We are reviewing this bylaw to make sure it meets residents' needs, now and in the future. We will ask your views as part of this process, and will let you know of the outcome when the review is finished.

Public consultation is now open. Have your say on the changes to the On-site Wastewater Management Bylaw.

What the On-site Wastewater Management Bylaw does

This bylaw requires that septic tanks and other domestic water treatment systems are properly installed and maintained to prevent system failure and pollution.

​Get a copy of the Unitary Plan on-site wastewater rules

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Maintain your septic tankhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-our-waterways/Pages/maintain-septic-tank.aspxMaintain your septic tankYour 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
Your responsibilities after you install a wastewater systemhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/Install-alter-on-site-wastewater-treatment-disposal-system/Pages/responsibilities-after-install-wastewater-system.aspxYour responsibilities after you install a wastewater systemFind out what your responsibilities are after you have installed a wastewater disposal and treatment system.aspx