The demolition of an infrastructure must have Shoalhaven City Council’s approval (such as a DA) to proceed, and it may also require a Water Development Notice issue by Shoalhaven Water.
Shoalhaven Water must ensure that all water and sewerage services must be disconnected from Council’s mains to ensure damage or blockages to the mains are avoided. All works must be undertaken by a licensed plumber in accordance with the below water and sewer requirements.
When disconnection of water or sewer lines are undertaken, an inspection must be arranged through our online Book an Inspection portal.
Prior to demolition, the internal water lines on the property are to be disconnected from the existing metered water service/s currently serving the lot. Metered and unmetered fire services shall only be disconnected downstream of the meter or stop valve (located just inside the property boundary) where the fire service is no longer required. The disconnection from the water meter must be undertaken by a licensed plumber followed by an inspection by Shoalhaven Water.
Disconnection is necessary to ensure Council’s water supply is protected from potential backflow which may contaminate the water supply system.
Prior to demolition, all existing internal sewer drainage pipe work is to be flushed, disconnected from the existing sewer junction and the sewer junction is to be temporarily capped off.
At the developer/applicant’s cost, works must be inspected by Shoalhaven Water to ensure the temporary capping off the sewer junction is not impacted by debris which can impact (block the sewer main) the normal operation of the sewerage system.
Non-compliance with these requirements can result in damage or blockages to Council’s assets and may result in costly rectification works and/or legal action.
All works must be undertaken by a licensed plumber in accordance with Shoalhaven Water’s requirements.