Face-to-face Consultations have now ceased as of 25th March 2020.
Yes, you can still book in a consultation for a site-specific quotation via a Phone Consultation and Option 2 below. We also have our Cost Estimate option, please see details of each further down this page. We are still trading! While our doors are open, we kindly ask that you please reconsider attending our retail shop if it is non-essential.
For your safety and ours, if you need to come into our shop, please apply social distancing rules and apply the hand sanitiser provided. Thank you.
We can give advice, conduct meetings, take payments, process sales and schedule pickups over the phone and/or email. This is for your safety and our safety. (Payments can also be made online via our pay link)
We are still available for our clients to contact us by telephone and email to assist with any queries you may have.
Please note: Payment must be made at the time of booking to secure your spot. Please allow at least 24 hours to cancel or re-schedule.
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FREE Quotation Option A popular choice, however, there is a 4 to 6 week wait for this free service.
This is a 'site-unseen' Free Quotation, where we provide you with expert advice over email free of charge. Simply email through to us your suburb location, your mobile number, the system to quote for, any questions, photos of your property, and most importantly your house and site plans.
Please note, there is a wait for this option, as you can imagine it is very popular, and there is only 1 of Dr Ross Mars at our family business. If you are happy to wait, please reply with Option 2 and we will put you on Ross' list.
*Please note: Currently the wait time is anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks for our Option 2 FREE Quotation service, where we will reply by email with your site-specific Quotation.
Do you require an immediate Site-Specific Quotation? In this case, we would highly suggest you book a time to speak with Dr Ross Mars, which is via a phone consultation.
Are you just after an approximate price?
If you are just interested in what these systems generally cost, and you don't need site-specific information just yet and do not want to pay for a consultation, we can offer you a Cost Estimate. That way you have an idea as to how much a system might cost.
A Cost Estimate is just a general estimate figure of the system cost, a Cost Estimate is Not a Quotation. Please note that a consultation will be required for a firm site-specific quotation. Please expect a reply email with a cost estimate within a few days.
We are able to undertake a soil assessment for your property and determine the soil permeability. This enables us to calculate the required irrigation area for the installation of an Aerobic Treatment Unit (ATU) or a greywater system. Different soils have different infiltration rates and tests using a permeameter are carried out to examine how fast water can penetrate and disperse into soil. Soil texture is also examined and this enables us to determine the soil category as outlined in AS/NZS1547. The Wastewater Irrigation Design Fee is $275, which involves specifications, plans and application to council. We can design the required irrigation for a wastewater or greywater system depending on the soil permeability.
Plans and Specifications
We provide specifications for all of our systems, including approval numbers and suggestions about sizing an irrigation system. Each greywater or wastewater design has at least two documents – installation and specifications, and homeowner’s guide. Some systems have additional drawings and information sheets. If you wish to DIY, you can buy these documents to help you with the Council application.
Applications to Council, copies to plumbers and builders
We produce a design of a greywater, wastewater or rainwater system which is used to make an application to local government (Council). Scaled drawings, as well as specifications and an irrigation plan, are produced as part of this process.
Typically, the application to the local authority/council is $236 for any approved greywater system. Water Installations can undertake to write the application, along with the site plans and specifications required by Council, for $275. Copies are provided to the client, as well as architects, builders and plumbers as required.
Water Installations can assemble and supply various components and ‘kits’ of greywater systems. These include tanks or filters, drip irrigation, irrigation pipe and fittings, distribution valves, Biomatt filters, tech filters and pumps.
Water Installations can provide full or partial installation of any of its systems. It can work with builders and preferred plumbers and electricians, and help and supervise clients who wish to undertake much of the labour in a DIY situation. Full installation includes all design specifications and Council application, as well as Council fees.