1. Both privately-owned and Council managed pressure sewer schemes are in place in the Wingecarribee Shire. Please review the following conditions and requirements prior to completing the application to install a Pressure Sewer System (PSS). Refer to Council’s website to determine which scheme applies to the subject property.
2. Pressure Sewer System Application - Conditions & Requirements (applies to both schemes)
3. Council’s preferred application for sewer connections is via conventional gravity sewer systems. The applicant must provide justification for use of pressure sewer technology. Refer to Council’s Pressure Sewer System Policy for applicable criteria to permit the use of pressure sewer technology.
4. Council is responsible for the acquisition and supply of the components of the pressure sewer system, at full cost to the applicant.
5. The applicant is responsible for the installation of the pressure sewer system by an accredited installer, including any applicable transfer pressure reticulation up to the approved Council connection point.
6. Prior to commencement of work, a Section 68 Certificate must be obtained from Council. If work is to be carried out within the road reserve, a Section 138 Certificate is required.
7. Following full payment of this application, the pressure sewer system will be ordered, however can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the manufacturer. The applicant will be notified of the system and can schedule to collect the system from the Water & Sewer Depot by contacting Council’s Water & Sewer Branch on (02) 4868 0888.
8. The pressure sewer system Pod can be installed wherever is convenient on the property. The control panel needs to be maximum 15m from Pod for allocated cable length reasons. Council will discuss the sewerage requirements of the property and the installation location with the property owner/s and/or the installer, if required.
9. The property owner/s is required to meet all costs and health requirements associated with the decommissioning of their existing on-site system, if applicable.
10. The property owner/s or installer shall contact Council a minimum of 48 hours prior to the system being commissioned, so that a Council representative can be in attendance to inspect the system.
Conditions & Requirements - Council Managed Pressure Sewer System Scheme
11. If the system is installed within a Council Managed PSS Scheme Area, Council will own and be responsible for the commissioning, inspections, maintenance and renewal the pressure sewer infrastructure, including on-property pump unit, control unit, discharge line and boundary kit.
12. Property owner/s are responsible for the operation of the on-property PSS in terms of monitoring the operation of the pump unit, meeting the electricity costs and reporting any alarms to Council for investigation.
13. The pressure sewer system must be installed in a location accessible to Council staff for any maintenance requirements.
Conditions & Requirements - Privately Managed Pressure Sewer System
14. If the system is not within a Council Managed PSS Scheme Area, it is considered a Privately Managed PSS and the property owner/s will own and be responsible for the maintenance and renewal of the associated pressure sewer infrastructure. The infrastructure will include pressure sewer lateral, and the on-property pump unit, control unit, discharge line and boundary kit. The pressure reticulation, if any, will remain the ownership of Council.
15. Property owner/s are responsible for the operation of the on-property PSS in terms of monitoring the operation of the pump unit, meeting the electricity costs and reporting alarms to accredited contractor for investigation.