Wastewater regulations and codes have been formulated to reflect changes associated with current trends in wastewater management practice and to protect public health.
South Australian Public Health Act 2011
The South Australian Public Health Act 2011provides a head of power enabling administration of the Wastewater Regulations and Department for Health and Wellbeing codes relating to on-site wastewater systems.
The On-site Wastewater Systems Code has been compiled to assist the relevant authorities with processing applications for approval of on-site wastewater products, on-site wastewater installations and individual connections to a community wastewater management system (CWMS). It also provides information on the requirements to assist manufacturers, designers, local councils, consultants, industry, property owners and occupiers:
considerations at the planning stage of on-site wastewater systems
design of on-site wastewater systems
approval of on-site wastewater products
technical information for connection to a CWMS
The On-site Wastewater Systems Code replaces the South Australian Health Commission’s Standard for the Construction, Installation and Operation of Septic Tank Systems in South Australia and its supplements A and B.
The Community Wastewater Management Systems Code has been compiled to assist the relevant authorities in providing information for applications to install a community wastewater management system (CWMS). It also provides information on requirements to assist consultants, local councils, developers, builders and plumbers, property owners and occupiers on:
considerations at the planning stages of a CWMS
design of a CWMS
ongoing operation and maintenance of a CWMS
Other Acts and regulations
Persons or agents facilitating the design, installation and operation of a wastewater system must ensure compliance with the requirements of other regulatory authorities.
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