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Destruction, removal or reuse of OSSM

The NSW Ministry of Health has developed Advisory Note 3 - Revised January 2017, Destruction, Removal or Reuse of Septic Tanks, Collection Wells, Aerated Wastewater Treatment Systems (AWTS) and other Sewage Management Facilities (SMF) which indicates that Council approval is required prior to the installation of any reused septic tank, collection well or Aerated Waste Water Treatment System (AWTS).  The Advisory Note also provides guidelines on how to appropriately decommission Onsite Sewage Management Systems.

If you are considering the purchase of a used tank, please check with Council to find out if approval can be granted to reinstall the system. Any system installed must be a current NSW Ministry of Health accredited model.


Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290