Yarra Valley Water is currently updating the sewerage infrastructure throughout the outer suburbs of Melbourne. Many homes around the outer north and eastern suburbs of Melbourne were built before sewerage infrastructure was available and they are still using a septic tank system. The community sewerage program is being implemented to provide these areas with sustainable sewer systems.
There are a few stages that need to be completed before you can apply for your sewer connection.
1. Yarra Valley Water needs to have completed your community sewerage program.
Check the status of your community sewerage program here
2. Once completed Yarra Valley Water will send you a notice letting you know you are ready to connect.
3. Determine whether you have a Gravity Sewer or a Pressure Sewer and apply accordingly.
4. Contact a licenced plumber, like us, to get a sewer connection quote.
If you’ve received a notice from Yarra Valley Water to let you know that sewerage services are now available in your area, you can now apply to connect.
You can see what stage your community sewer program is at here:
A pressure sewer system provides each property with a small pump station unit. The property’s sewer drain is connected to the pump unit and all wastewater from the property is pumped to a discharge point. This system is common when the property is in an area where the landscape is either very hilly or very flat, in areas that regularly flood or have high water tables.
For pressure sewers application will need to be made to Yarra Valley Water to obtain consent to connect.
A gravity sewer system relies on the sewer drain to be gradually sloping to allow the sewage to flow naturally downhill, away from your property and into the collection network.
For gravity sewers application will need to be made to Yarra Valley Water to obtain consent to connect.
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