Domestic Wastewater

Domestic Wastewater Management (Septic Tanks & Treatment Plant Systems)

In the absence of reticulated sewerage it is necessary for unsewered properties to effectively treat and dispose of domestic wastewater on site.

This is achieved by the use of on-site domestic wastewater treatment facilities, or septic tank systems. The approval and monitoring of on-site domestic wastewater treatment systems, is carried out by Council’s Environmental Health Officers.

Effective management of wastewater prevents disease-causing pathogens, which are present in wastewater, from adversely affecting health and wellbeing of people that might come in contact with it. Also, it prevents wastewater from polluting ground and surface water and spoiling the amenity.

Installation of on-site domestic wastewater treatment systems is regulated by a permitting system. The attached guideline will provide you with the necessary information about the process required to obtain a permit to install a system.

Information, advice and application forms for the installation of approved septic tank systems and waste water treatment systems in unsewered areas of Hume City can be obtained on line, at our offices, or by contacting the Public Health Services Unit on 9205 2200.

Property with treatment plants, please ensure you submit your quarterly maintenance report within  2 weeks of the service to; or mail to P.O Box 119, Dallas, 3047.

Further information can be obtained from EPA Victoria website.

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Hume Guide for the Treatment and Disposal of Domestic Wastewater

Septic Tank Application for Plans Approval Form.pdf



Updated : 3:14 PM, 30 August 2019

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