The Beachport Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS) is a modern, full sewer system that takes waste and waste water. The Beachport CWMS is more sophisticated that the septic tank runoff schemes in Southend, Penola and Kalangadoo, which only accept liquids.
Property owners have been able to connect since May 2014. All property owners have been given up to 2 years to arrange a connection to the sewer scheme. During this period, Council will not be charging a fee for applications to connect existing septic or aerobic systems to the sewer. Applications received after 30 June 2016 will incur an application fee and connection fee. The fees are outlined in Council's Fees and Charges.
Fee or Charge Description
|Alteration to Waste Control System <5,000L||Exempt||$239.00|
|Install Waste Control System to existing building or new building <5,000L||Exempt||$359.00|
|Install Waste Control System to new building <5,000L||Exempt||$479.00|
|Additional fee for every 1,000L when >5,000L||Exempt||$23.70|
|Fee for connection of new and existing allotments to Council CWMS Schemes||Exempt||$3,000.00|
* These are fees & charges prescribed by legislation and may be subject to change
Dwellings with an existing aerobic wastewater system installed prior to 26 March 2008 will not be required to connect to the sewer system until the aerobic system is unserviceable or requires replacement.
Quarterly maintenance reports will continue to be required for aerobic systems to ensure the unit is working.
Property owners with aerobic systems may choose to connect to the sewer sooner.
For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions about the Beachport CWMS(111 kb).