Areas not served by a Council owned piped reticulation system (rural and most rural/residential areas) shall comply with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council On Site Effluent Treatment Regional Plan either as a permitted or discretionary activity. Other factors such as odour and air pollution shall also be considered.
Internal reticulation to sewage treatment and effluent disposal systems shall be installed in accordance with the New Zealand Building Code and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Regional Plan for On Site Effluent Treatment.
Soakholes for the disposal of septic tank effluent are not a permitted activity in terms of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Regional Plan.
Contact the Bay of Plenty Regional Council for more information.
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