If you are planning on building a house or structure that will be located over one of our sewer assets you will need to submit approved building plans to Shoalhaven Water.
Our Building over Sewer Policy specifies all the requirements you will need for your development to proceed. This policy is in place to help protect our sewer infrastructure from damage and to enable maintenance to the system.
Your development proposal must enable unrestricted access to all manholes, lampholes, maintenance shafts and junctions. Where applicable, concrete encasement of the sewer main will be required for the protection of the affected pipe and any associated infrastructure (including relocation of sewer assets, eg sewer junction) due to the loss of access.
Building within the easement of a pressure sewer main is NOT permitted.