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Accredited live sewer contractors

Developers or property owners may engage accredited contractors from the list below to undertake live sewer works.

Only accredited contractors are permitted to undertake these works within Yarra Valley Water’s area.

Accredited Live Sewer Contractors

Live Sewer Categories of Work covered by this Accreditation Scheme

LS1 - Property Service Connections

Property Service Connections including:

  • installation of a new individual property service branch on an existing live sewer gravity system ≤ DN300
  • installation of an individual property service branch into an existing live gravity sewer maintenance structure
  • installation of spur service branch on an existing live sewer gravity system ≤ DN300
  • installation of service branch on an existing live sewer gravity system; ≤ DN300

LS2 – Minor Live Sewer Works

Minor Sewer Works include YVW Capital Works and Land Development projects required to service an individual property including:

  • property service connections (LS1)
  • installation and connection of short gravity sewer systems; ≤ 20m in length and ≤ DN300
  • installation of new maintenance structures on existing live gravity sewer systems; ≤ DN300
  • repair and or modification of existing property owners service connection, ie repair of damaged property service pipework, property service re-lining/renewal
  • repair and or modification of existing maintenance structure(s) on an existing live gravity sewer system; ≤ DN300, i.e. changes to M/H cover levels

LS3 - Major Live Sewer Works

Major Live Sewer Works include YVW Capital Works and Land Development projects including the following live sewer works:

  • property service connections (LS1)
  • minor sewer works (LS2)
  • connection of gravity sewer pipelines, ≤ DN300, to an existing live gravity sewer system
  • modification to existing live gravity sewer system, ie pipeline re-alignment, maintenance structure modifications, etc

Please note:

The above provides a brief description of different categories of Live Sewer Works, its scope and any prerequisite required for entry into different categories covered by this registration scheme.

Please note that non-commissioned sewers and associated structures may still be considered as confined spaces under the definition of the Victoria WorkSafe Code of Practice for Confined Spaces. Competent Personnel must undertake a site/task specific job safety analysis or the use of a Confined Space Entry permit prior to any entry.

Use of Subcontractors

Contractors shall ensure that their subcontractors are registered in the appropriate category for the subcontracted Live Sewer part of the project.

Contractors entering into a subcontract with a subcontractor for which there is no registration category are responsible for the competence of that subcontractor and must therefore satisfy themselves that the subcontractor has appropriate qualifications, expertise and experience.