Once your home is connected to the Altogether sustainable network, we will issue a connection certificate. This certificate confirms that your home is fully integrated into the Altogether sustainable network and is prepared for occupation. An occupation certificate, be it interim or final, is contingent upon the property being fully connected to both the sewer and recycled water networks, and a connection certificate being issued by Altogether.
It's essential to understand that Altogether operates a pressure sewer network in each community. In this system, the wastewater tank on each property must be commissioned, with a pump and control panel installed, before the home can be connected to the sewer network in the street.
Ensuring the connection to the sewer is not just a formality; it is critical for the hygiene and habitation of a dwelling. Failure to connect to the sewer renders the home unfit for occupation. Moreover, serious consequences may arise, including potential personal liability for directors in the case of unauthorized discharges to our sewer main.
Once construction of your home is complete, the next step in the process is to initiate a water and wastewater pre-connection inspection. This inspection is pivotal, as our technicians will assess whether your home complies with our requirements before wastewater and recycled water connections can be made. It is important to grant Altogether access to your home to satisfy all the connection assessment criteria.
Should your home pass the inspection, we will promptly notify you and your builder of your connection date. However, if the inspection reveals issues, we will communicate the necessary corrective measures to you and your builder.
Please bear in mind that fees are applicable for each re-inspection, underscoring the importance of ensuring compliance during the initial inspection to avoid unnecessary costs and delays in the connection process.