Information for resource consent applications for discharging treated domestic effluent from an on-site wastewater system, including septic tanks and more advanced treatment systems.
A resource consent is required for discharging treated domestic effluent from an on-site wastewater system. On-site wastewater treatment systems include pit privies, septic tanks and more advanced systems such as secondary and tertiary treatment plants.
RESPONSIBLE WASTEWATER ON-SITE WASTEWATER DISCHARGES INFORMATION BOOKLET THIS BOOKLET WILL HELP YOU TO INSTALL A NEW SYSTEM WITH INFORMATION ON:
• Rules for discharging domestic wastewater on-site
• Accredited systems and installers
• Resource consent requirements and costs
• Keeping your system serviced and maintained
Please note that different rules apply to consents within the coastal environment governed by the Hawke’s Bay Regional Coastal Environment Plan.
For information on Accredited Installers please see the Regional Council Wastewater Accreditation Programme
If you are using a drainlayer, make sure they are familiar with the ‘Australia/New Zealand 1547:2012 On-site Domestic Wastewater Management’. Hawke’s Bay Regional Council uses this standard in its assessment alongside Figure 6 of the Regional Resource Management Plan or Schedule N of the Regional Coastal Environmental Plan (if your property is located within the coastal environment) - see the Technical Information Sheet for more details.
Please contact the Consents Advisor on +646 833 8090 for more information about on-site domestic wastewater discharge consents. Note that the Regional Council staff are unable to design a system for you.
Online - you can now make your resource consent applications online using our Online Services tool. The link can be used for new applications, applications for a change of conditions to an existing consent, lapse date extensions, transfer of consent and also for the withdrawal/surrender of consent. You can pay via credit card or online banking when submitting an application online.
You can contact the Consents Administrator +646 833 8090 firstname.lastname@example.org. with any questions about the consenting process.
A resource consent is a legal document. Keep it in a safe place and check it regularly to be sure you are fully aware of conditions.
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