You will need this approval if you are located in an Underground Water Pollution Control Area and intend to do any of the following activities within 100 metres of a production well:
- store animal manure or sewage sludge
- install or operate septic tanks, leach drains, soakwells and other apparatus for the disposal of liquid trade waste.
A production well is a well owned and operated by the Water Corporation, from which groundwater is extracted for the public water supply.
Underground Water Pollution Control Areas are declared in order to protect underground sources of fresh drinking water. A map showing the location of Underground Water Pollution Control Areas is available from the Agency.