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Community Wastewater Management Systems (CWMS)

What are Community Wastewater Management Systems?

Community Wastewater Management Systems collect and treat wastewater from properties using a common network.

Household sewerage flows into a septic tank on the property and into a connection point to the common network.

The Barossa Council is the service provider for the CWMS effluent treatment and disposal in the townships of Lyndoch, Mount Pleasant, Nuriootpa, Penrice, Springton, Stockwell, Tanunda and Williamstown. Please note that not all allotments in these townships are serviced by a CWMS connection.

If you'd like to connect your house or business up to the CWMS visit our CWMS connection for more information.

CWMS maintenance and services

If your property is connected to the CWMS, we will arrange for an EPA licenced contractor to desludge your septic tank. This ensures the effective operation of the septic tank and maintains the efficient operation of the CWMS.

This service is included within your annual rates.

Desludging will occur once every 4 years max, dependent on the size and/or requirements of your system.


CWMS stands for Community Wastewater Management Systems.

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