For large subdivisions, if no other option is available, developers may be able to enter into an agreement with us to facilitate short term temporary carting of wastewater from newly created lots.
Every effort should always be made to connect your new development to the existing wastewater scheme, prior to subdivision clearance. Temporary tankering of wastewater should only be considered as a last resort.
It should not be assumed that tankering is a satisfactory outcome or quick fix to gaining subdivision clearance prior to constructing any downstream outfall works.
Consideration of any tankering eligibility is dependent on past performance of delivery of outfall sewers and prompt payment of all associated tankering bills. Where there has been either a failure to deliver an outfall to the agreed program or failure to pay any bills on time by any Company or Company Director associated with this tankering proposal, then there will be no consideration of any tankering proposal.
If you do need to apply for wastewater tankering, we will ask you to demonstrate that all other options (including constructing downstream outfall works) have been considered and ruled out to be impracticable.
Read our wastewater tankering fact sheet
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