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Rules for Small Sewage Treatment Plants

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  • 16-11-2016
Rules for Small Sewage Treatment Plants

Permits and General Binding Rules for Small Sewage Treatment Plants

If you make use of a sewage treatment plant, you will need to ensure that your adhere to all the building regulations. Let's take a look at what these rules are.

If you own a small sewage treatment plant you have to check whether or not you adhere to all the general building regulations. If you don't, you will have to apply for a permit. To check whether you comply, you have to be the operator of the system. 

The operator is usually the property owner, or if you're not the owner, you can still be the operator if you have a written agreement with the property owner, stating that you are in charge of the system.

One of the rules says that this has to be domestic in nature. This means that it has to come from the bathroom, kitchen or toilet of your house or business property. 

You should also make sure that this sewage you hold does not cause pollution. There are also additional rules, depending on whether you release sewage into the ground or the surface water.

If you release sewage water into the ground, you have to apply for a permit if you release it into borehole are well. You also need a permit if you release more than 2000 L per day.

Should you live on a groundwater source protection zone, you will also need to apply for a permit for your small sewage treatment plant.