Community Wastewater Management System - CWMS

Council operates Community Wastewater Management Systems (CWMS) within the townships of Angaston (Penrice only), Lyndoch, Mount Pleasant, Nuriootpa, Springton, Stockwell, Tanunda and Williamstown.

The Barossa Council Community Waste Water System (CWMS) Trade Waste Guideline

The Barossa Council Community Waste Water System (CWMS) Trade Waste Discharge Information

The Barossa Council Community Waste Water System (CWMS) Trade Waste Application

All septic tanks installed on properties within these townships must have a connection to the CWMS.

 CWMS Single Connection Addition Process - July 2014.pdf

 Guidelines for Single Property Pumped Connection Into CWMS - July 2014.pdf

 Guidelines for Single Property Pumped Connection into CWMS Gravity - July 2014.pdf

 Application for construction or modification on council property.pdf

Council, as part of the services included within the annual rates, will arrange for a contractor to call each four years (maximum) to desludge the septic tank to facilitate its effective operation and to maintain the efficient operation of the CWMS.

Property owners are requested to ensure that inspection covers provided to the septic tank are raised to ground level and are available and open to contractors immediately prior to desludging. Council's contractor will provide advance notice of the required service.

WATER INDUSTRY ACT 2012 (SA)

The Barossa Council is licensed under Part 4 of the Water Industry Act 2012 (SA) to provide sewerage services at Mount Pleasant, Williamstown,Lyndoch, Tanunda, Nuriootpa, Springton and Stockwell. Specifically the operation of a Community Wastewater Management System and associated infrastructure to residential and non-residential customers.

The Barossa Council is licensed under Part 4 of the Water Industry Act 2012 (SA) to provide water services within the boundaries of The Barossa Council and associated infrastructure to residential and non-residential customers.

Follow this link for further information regarding the industry code 

http://www.escosa.sa.gov.au/projects/209/water-retail-code-minor-and-intermediate-retailers.aspx

The Water Industry Act 2012 (SA) requires that Council in conjunction with its customers create a Customer Charter this document is available here for information.

What regulated retail services are currently offered by The Barossa Council?

Sewerage collection and treatment via Community Wastewater Treatment Systems (CWMS).

Non Drinking non-residential water supply from treated effluent received into the Council Community Waste Water Treatment Systems.

How has Council’s CWMS Pricing Policy (fees and charges) been developed?

All sewerage billing and prices are incorporated in Council Rates as a separate line item. The price increase is determined by operational costs and a 10 Year Capital Works Plan. Consideration is given to limit the total rates and CWMS rates increase to agreed levels as determined by Elected Members.  All water prices are based on contracted agreed costs per KL with a CPI annual increase.

The Barossa Council Recycled Water Contractual Pricing

The Barossa Council - Fees and Charges

Energy and Water Ombudsman

The Barossa Council Hardship Policy

Internal Review of Decisions

For further information please contact Council on 8563 8444.