Waste Water (CWMS)

In 2016 Distrct Council of Franklin Harbour completed construction of a Community Wastewater Management Scheme (CWMS), each property identified within the scheme area are required to connect all wastewater to the scheme.

Properties outside the CWMS area are still required to connect to an approved wastewater system. Please find the application form below.

Please click here to download an Application for an Onsite waste water works approval

Please click here to download a list of the required documents when lodging an application

Information for Plumbers - please click here to download the Onsite Wastewater Systems Code - Information for Plumbers completing application forms for wastewater connections


Cowell is situated on Franklin Harbour approximately halfway between Port Augusta and Port Lincoln, it is an ideal place for visitors to break a long journey or to take a holiday and enjoy the pleasant climate and relaxed life style. One of the safest and best fishing areas in South Australia, Franklin Harbour is a land-locked bay with a narrow entrance through which boats have access to the harbour's calm waters.

Council Office

6 Main Street


Monday to Friday

9.00am - 5.00pm

Closed Public Holidays

PO Box 71


Visitor Information Centre

The Franklin Harbour Institute

8 Main Street



After Hours Emergency Contact: 0428 292 019 (not monitored during office hours)