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Septic Tank Installation Requirements

Septic tank regulations for your wastewater system

Are you looking to have a septic tank installed on your property? Did you know that you must meet a number of specified council and functionality requirements before you can have your septic system installed. This article will provide you with helpful information on the requirements that you need know before installing a septic tank. 

General septic tank requirements

You are required to have council approval to install and run your septic system in every state, which is done by attaining a septic tank permit. Your septic tank installer can often assist you with the wastewater approval process.

Generally, when having your septic tank installed, you are required to have it installed by a qualified professional who has an onsite wastewater permit.

Wastewater that is treated to primary quality must be disposed of in absorption trenches below ground. For wastewater to be reused for toilets, surface irrigation and clothes washing, it must undergo advanced secondary treatment. 

In general, the requirements will change based on the type of wastewater being treated, method of wastewater treatment, purpose of the recycled water, and area you live in. 

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Are the requirements the same or different for each state?

The requirements for you to install a septic tank into your home will vary depending on the state you live in. Each state in Australia has different septic system regulations, so it is important to check with your local council to determine what your specified requirements are for installing a septic tank.

On-site sewage facility installation requirements for the various local SEQ councils.

Septic tank installation specialists

For any septic tank or wastewater treatment services in South East Queensland, contact Express Wastewater. Our team is professionally trained to handle a wide range of septic system services with high workmanship and customer service. Get in touch with one of our friendly team members today to discuss your wastewater requirements by calling 1300 772 517 completing our septic tank enquiry form today.

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Why Use Express Wastewater Solutions?


    Because we are not a manufacturer and not tied to one particular system we can always offer the best solution for your wastewater needs.


    Because we do this every day we have developed a close knit expert team for every step of the process – from plans and council paperwork to excavations, electrical and plumbing. We handle it all to make the whole process as stress free and quick as possible.


    Most people have never installed a home sewerage treatment plant and don’t know the next step, that is why we offer a free 30 minute phone consult with one of our experts to point you in the right direction.


    We handle your wastewater installation from start to finish we can deal with all the trades, council everything so you don’t have to worry about a thing.


    Have peace of mind knowing that Express are licensed, insured professionals that will do your job right the first time.


    Not sure what system is right for you, or want to know if your system is working properly? Just give one of our friendly wastewater experts a call and they will be more than happy to help.


    We will always look to repair your system rather than replace it if it does not need to be, which will generally save large amounts of money sometimes up to and over $10,000.