Many properties in the Southern Grampians Shire are not connected to a reticulated sewerage system and have a septic tank system installed. Purchasing a property in an unsewered area might be new to some home owners and prospective buyers who are accustomed to their sewerage services being provided by a Water Authority.
It is important when purchasing a property that you know whether it is connected to a reticulated sewerage system or a septic tank system.
An onsite wastewater management system is commonly referred to as septic or a septic tank system. A septic tank system treats all of the wastewater generated from the dwelling and disposes of or re-uses the treated wastewater onsite, within the property boundaries.
Prospective buyers should first ask whether the property is connected to the reticulated sewerage system or if it has a septic tank system. If the property is not connected to the reticulated sewerage system, we recommend that you request documentation from the vendor about the septic tank system.
Documents to request before purchasing a property include: