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If you live on a property that is not connected to reticulated sewerage, you should either have a standard septic tank or an onsite wastewater treatment system on your property. For information on maintaining your existing system please view our Maintenance section.
Our Environmental Health Officer is responsible for ensuring that all installations and alterations of onsite wastewater treatment systems and septic tanks are installed according to the current Environment Protection Authority (EPA) code of practice.
Any person wishing to install a new or alter any part of a septic tank or wastewater system requires a Permit from Council's Environmental Health department before any work begins.
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Find out whether you need to apply for a septic tank permit, how to apply and when to have the work inspected.
All new Wastewater installations require inspections during and after the work has been done. Request a Septic Tank inspection online.
Use this form to submit a Wastewater Service Report or a Septic Tank Desludge Report
Property owners are responsible for managing their septic tank systems. Depending on what type of system you have there are differing maintenance requirements.
Information about getting a Land Capability Assessment done.
List of Aerated Wastewater Treatment Service Providers
List of Septic Tank Desludge Service Providers
Information about Pyrenees Shire's Domestic Wastewater Management Plan
EPA Guidelines for Wastewater. Information about location and setback distances for installing Primary and Secondary Septic Tanks systems.
Information and Fact Sheets for Septic Tanks and Wastewater Systems
Our Council is located at:
5 Lawrence Street
BEAUFORT VIC 3373
Phone: 1300 PYRENEES (1300 797 363)
Fax: (03) 5349 2068
We acknowledge the people past and present of the Wadawurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, and Djab Wurrung tribes, whose land forms the Pyrenees Shire. We pay our respect to the customs, traditions and stewardship of the land by the elders and people of these tribes.