Vacuum sewer systems

Vacuum sewer systems

A vacuum sewer system is an alternative method of sewage collection to the principally installed gravity sewer system. Using a vacuum sewer system on your property is subject to approval by us.

The developer (or representative consultant) is required to provide sufficient information to enable a proper assessment to be undertaken.

If approved, the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) Vacuum Sewerage Code of Australia (WSA 06-2008) is used as the basis for design and construction of a vacuum sewer system. We have some additional requirements which are detailed in the SA Water supplement to WSA 06-2008.

The WSAA drawings together with the SA Water Drawing 4002-00002-01 cover the more detailed requirements and provide ‘deemed to comply’ solutions.

Related documents

Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA)

  • Vacuum Sewerage Code of Australia - WSA 06-2008

Supplementary documentation

Vacuum sewer drawings

  • WSA 06-2008 construction drawings
  • 4002-00002-01

Engineering Standards

Authorised products

Links to these authorised products can be found on our Technical Standards page.

  • TS 0506 - Authorised products for vacuum sewer systems

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