Our developer services team can help you to get connected to our network, as well as disconnecting, adopting or diverting sewers where needed.
We'll help you get connected to our network, whether you use a new or existing sewer to service your development.
If your development is restricted by the location of one of our sewers, you can apply for a diversion.
With thousands of kilometres of sewers under the ground, developers need to make sure they're not building over or too close to a public sewer, even if they're on private land.
We're happy to say many of our service applications can now be done online. Right now, our 'building over' forms must still be completed with the PDF download, but we're working to bring these forms online soon.
You can apply to us to adopt a new or existing sewer into our network. If we adopt the sewers, we will be responsible for their maintenance and operation.
In some circumstances, it is possible to close a public sewer so it can be abandoned.
Abandonment can remove restrictions from future developments on the site, and make site remediation works easier.
In order to close part of a sewer, we need to be absolutely sure the sewer length is no longer in use.
If your site doesn't drain into an existing public sewer, due to third party land, we can provide a public sewer for draining domestic flows if 'requisitioned' to do so.
Developers will be required to fund the cost of the work.
We strongly recommend that developers negotiate access across third party land. The applicant must exhaust all negotiations with landowners before applying for a sewer requisition.
Requisitioning is not a quick option. In our experience, requisitioners should allow at least ten to twelve months from the submission of the S98 application form to the start of construction.
New products are being regularly introduced to the construction industry to provide:
for developers and contractors.
Product approval or acceptance is usually needed if developers or contractors plan to use them on development sites where the sewers are offered for adoption.