2013/059: Compliance of a waste water disposal system on land subject to inundation
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This determination arises from the concerns of the applicant as regards an on-site waste water disposal system and disposal field for a dwelling on land that adjoins his property. The applicant considers that the system will not meet the requirements of Clause E1 of the Building Code in respect of the possible adverse effect of the system on his property. The applicant is of the opinion that Lot 1 is subject to the natural hazard of inundation in terms of the Act. Therefore, I consider that the matter to be determined is whether the system complies with Clause E1 Surface water of the Building Code in respect of the effects on 'other property'd. A proposed scope of works provided in support of an amendment to the consent identifies the following work to be completed: installation of a 30,000 litre surface water detention tank; relocation of the existing water tank; relocation of the existing secondary effluent system and drainage line; installation of the secondary waste water system; and cleaning the swale drains. This determination considers the system as including this proposed work. The matters that the applicant can seek to be determined under section 176(e)(i) of the Act are limited to provisions in the Building Code that have the purpose of protecting other property. However, the question of whether the authority should have issued the building consent subject to a section 73 notice was raised by the expert. I have therefore discussed this but I make no determination in respect of the issued consent. I have not been asked to consider whether the system complies with Clause G13 Foul water.