Checklist – On-Site Wastewater Management Inspection
A drainage inspection is a systematic process of evaluating drainage systems to ensure the non-turbulent transit of wastewater from pipes to sewer systems. Performing a drain log is intended to prevent drainage problems such as cracks in the pipes, corrosion, freeze-ups, and major blockages caused by, among other things, tree roots, toilet paper build-up, or food waste.
1.1 Does the system prevent the spread of disease by microorganisms?
1.2. Does the system prevent the spread of bad odours?
1.3. Does the system prevent water contamination?
1.4. Does the system prevent degradation of soil and vegetation?
1.5. Does the system discourage insects and vermin?
1.6. Does the system ensure that people do not come into contact with untreated wastewater or effluents (treated or not) in their ordinary activities at the facilities in question?
1.7. Does the system minimize any adverse impact on facility amenities and surrounding grounds?
1.8. Do the systems provide for the reuse of resources (including nutrients, organic matter and water?
2.1 Is the effluent disposal area greater than 100 m to permanent surface water?
2.2. Is the effluent disposal area greater than 250m to domestic groundwater?
2.3. Is the effluent disposal area greater than 40 m to other waters (eg, intermittent streams, dams)?
3.1. Is the effluent disposal area more than 6m high/3m deep to driveways and property lines?
3.2. Is the effluent disposal area greater than 15 m up to the houses?
3.3. Is the effluent disposal area greater than 3 m to roads and walkways?
3.4. Is the effluent disposal area greater than 6 m to the pools?
Underground and drip irrigation
4.1 Is the effluent disposal area greater than 6m high/3m deep to pools, property lines, driveways and buildings? (sixteen)
Absorption removal methods
5.1 Is the effluent disposal area greater than 12 m above/6 m below the property line?
5.2 Is the effluent disposal area more than 6m high/3m deep to pools, driveways and buildings?
6.1 Are the lid, manhole, and inspection openings undamaged and in place?
6.2 Is the tank accessible?
6.3 Is the tank intact?
6.4 Does the tank need a pump?
AWTS & Irrigation Area
7.1 Have service reports been sent to the Council?
7.2 Is the irrigation line buried?
7.3 Is there enough irrigation area?
7.4 Has a verifiable backflow containment device (for new systems) been installed?
7.5 Is the system operational at the time of inspection?
7.6 Are there irrigation warning signs present?
7.7 Is the effluent evenly distributed?
7.8 Are garden hoses and accessories used for irrigation?
Septic tanks, biological systems: Absorption pits, evapotranspiration beds and mounds
8.1 If there is a grease trap, is it satisfactory?
8.2 Is greywater being disposed of successfully?
8.3 Does the disposal area show signs of stress?
8.4 Is the disposal area failing?
9.1 Is there a pumping contract?
9.2 Is there a drawing line with a cam lock?
9.3 Does the operator have receipts for pumping?
9.4 Is greywater being disposed of successfully?
Name and Signature