29 July 2019

Wastewater dump points

Wastewater dump points are public facilities provided by local governments to receive wastewater and liquid waste from caravans and other vehicles with mobile toilet and sanitation fixtures. The location of these facilities are listed on the National Public Toilet Map (external site).

The entry point of a wastewater dump point most often consist of a receptacle which allows users to easily connect or empty their storage tank. The wastewater then flows into holding tanks or reticulated sewer. The onsite disposal of effluent from caravans and other vehicles with mobile toilet and sanitation fixtures are not permitted as it will interfere with the efficient operation of a conventional onsite wastewater disposal system.

As these fittings are defined as an “apparatus for the treatment of sewage” it needs to meet the relevant Australian Standards and approval by the Chief Health Officer.

Wastewater dump point fittings which are WaterMark certified to ATS5200.482 – Soil waste dump fitting are approved for use in Western Australia.

Last reviewed: 23-03-2016
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