Non-Water-Borne Sanitary Disposal » Building Regulations South Africa
Nov 152011

Conservancy tanks for Non-Water-Borne Waste Disposal

Septic tank Dig Combo Non Water Borne Sanitary Disposal

Firstly a conservancy tank must be built or a precast one can be bought. Then it must be sited beneath ground where the Building Regulations require.










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You must then organise with your local authority or an authorised provider to pump the tank out on a regular basis.

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  1. Looking for building standards for Ventilated improved pit latrines

    • This is an interesting one because the National Building Regulations no longer cover pit latrines… presumably because they are totally unacceptable in any circumstance. Even the definition has been deleted from the Act. I doubt that there is any type of standard for “improvement”; they probably have to be filled in and a sewage system of some sort constructed! I also did a search on the SABS web site for “latrine” and there is nothing. You could phone the Plumbing Institute for advice… IOPSA See for contact details.

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