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Onsite wastewater management guidelines

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Onsite wastewater management guidelines

In the Gisborne district, on-site domestic wastewater management systems must be are designed, installed and managed to reflect the nature of the site conditions and constraints associated with each individual property.Cover of user's guide

The guidelines recognise the relevant national standards as best practice and set out requirements and performance expectations for all processes that contribute to sustainable on-site wastewater management in the district. The guidelines also allow for alternative system design provided the completed on-site wastewater system meets the performance requirements set out in Standards.

Guidelines for On-Site Wastewater Management (2mb)
These guidelines are a technical resource, they are not generally intended for use to inform homeowners.

Homeowner information

We have a guide for home wastewater systems - see septic systems