Water New Zealand is keen to hear from members if there is an appetite to join Australia in creating a joint AS /NZS standard.
Previous joint standards have had a joining of approximately $25k plus NZ participant expenses which have been funded by the industry.
This new Australian standard will provide the manufacturing and testing requirements for a Passive Grease Traps which are intended to be used for above ground.
The following items are proposed for inclusion:
1. Servicing access requirements
How much space to be retained around and above grease traps to allow vehicle and people to access them and perform servicing functions
2. Trafficable and non-trafficable lids
Size, type and strength of lids requirements
3. Performance criteria and testing
4. Structural Integrity
There is a need to ensure the structural integrity of all passive grease traps, in-ground and above ground, in all foreseeable conditions.
If you are interested then please contact Noel.Roberts@waternz.org.nz