Yarra Valley Water


Pressure sewer customers: ready to connect?

If you’ve received a notice from us to let you know that sewerage services are now available in your area, you can now apply to connect.

If your septic system is compliant with the current environmental performance standards, as stipulated in Section 5 of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria's Code of Practice - Onsite Wastewater Management, you do not need to connect.

Read How to connect fact sheet - no PSU installed (PDF 167KB)

Read How to connect fact sheet - PSU installed (PDF 164KB)

What you need to do to connect:

  1. If you already have your pressure sewer unit equipment installed on your property, go to step 5.
  2. If you're in a pressure sewer area and don't have the equipment installed, you'll need to organise a consultation appointment and equipment installation with our specialist delivery partner, Pressure Sewer Services Australia (PSSA).

    We pay for the consultation appointment, the equipment and its installation.

    Book your consultation appointment using the web form, or using this form:
    Pressure Sewer Unit Application Form 

    Book your consultation appointment online 

  3. This appointment provides you with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your preferred location for the sewer equipment on your property. Installing the equipment will be scheduled following this appointment.

  4. After the equipment installation is complete, you'll receive a design plan, Conditions of Connection and instructions for your new equipment. 

  5. Organise quotes from licensed plumbers to connect your household plumbing to the new equipment, using the design plan we give you. You will also need to ask for a quote to decommission your septic tank. More information about what to ask your plumber

  6. After you’ve chosen your preferred plumber to connect your property to the pressure sewer unit, complete this form
    Apply to connect to the pressure sewer system
    Our delivery partner, Pressure Sewer Services Australia (PSSA), will then prepare the equipment on your property for connection. PSSA will provide your plumber with the necessary information to connect your household plumbing to your pressure sewer unit. It is important no below-ground drainage works is done by your plumber before PSSA has been to your property.
  7. Your plumber will decommission your septic tank, and connect your property to the new service, and give you a Compliance Certificate to certify that all plumbing work complies with the relevant plumbing standards.

  8. Send your Compliance Certificate to:
    Plumbing team
    Yarra Valley Water
    Private Bag 1
    Mitcham VIC 3132

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