Click below for current road and facility closures in Greater Hume.For more information please call Council on 02 6036 0100.
Current Road and Facility Closures
Onsite sewerage management systems (such as septics) process waste water generated from the household where the property is not connected to Council’s reticulated sewerage system.
On-site sewerage management systems are like miniature sewage treatment plants. If they are misused, overworked, or incorrectly maintained, they will fail and cause problems such as:
Public health risks due of people to exposure to bacteria, viruses, parasites and other disease-causing organisms from raw sewerage. Diseases from exposure to raw sewerage include:
A badly maintained septic can cause impacts up to 50 km downstream in the right conditions. Research by the State Government in the mid 1990’s found that 20% of households in regional NSW have some type of on-site sewerage management system and 70% of these at the time failed to meet public health and environmental standards.
Aerated Wastewater Treatment System (AWTS)
Compliance of all existing Onsite Sewerage Management Systems, upgrades and pre-sale inspections are overseen by Councils Rangers. Lodgement of these applications must be through the NSW Planning Portal.
If you own or rent a house that is not connected to the reticulated sewerage system (the sewer) you will have an on-site sewerage management system located on your property accepting, treating and dispersing the wastewater from your home within the confines of your land.