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Author:  Claire C [ Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Septic tank code of practice 2003

Hi,
Pardon my ignorance, but can anyone direct me to the paperwork that relates to how many square metres are now required to be dedicated to trenches for a water treatment plant (ie envirocycle or similar). We are living on a half acre and have an envirocycle (we were not allowed a septic), and have we think more than enough room for secondary trenches if they should ever be required. However in trying to get a planning permit for another half acre we are told we need a new capability assesment, as we don't have the required space. I know others have faced this, but I didn't expect it in a township zone where there are septics everywhere, and treatment plants everywhere else. Are we dead in the water regardless or will a new LCA really give them more info? It is Goulburn Murray Water we are facing, anyone with inside knowledge?
Thanks.

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