Septic Tank Registration

The WATER SERVICES (AMENDMENT) ACT 2012 has been published wherein provision has been made to require households to register their septic tanks by February 1 2013.

  • Registration will last for five years, and there will be no fee for second or subsequent registrations.
  • Registration can be completed online at
  • The act incorporates new rules on septic tanks which will oblige homeowners to make sure they are working properly and not polluting water.
  • An inspection regime will begin in 2013 and there will be no charge for inspections.