The team who loves solving a different sort of design challenge

Craig and his team enjoy the challenges each job presents. Each wastewater solution is unique and must be designed to allow the best use of land. There are no “one-size fits” all wastewater systems.

A stickler for a job well-done, Craig and his team take the time to evaluate each site and talk through their recommendations. When everyone is happy, he puts a plan together for you or your builder to file with the Council for approval. This means you get to skip the paperwork, leaving extra time for a much-needed cuppa as your project moves forward

We design complete solutions

Approved Wastewater handles the entire job from design to installation to maintenance. We do it all so you gain peace of mind. If the team that designed and installed your system also helps you care for it, you know everything is in order.

Instead of leaving yourself or your builder to make more calls and keep tabs on more subcontractors, why not work with one company to handle all your wastewater system needs? You can trust us to get the job done and ensure your system stays in great condition for many years to come.

If you would like to chat about your rural home-building project and how we can help you with a wastewater solution, please call (09) 420 9042 or ring Craig at 027 492 3252 for your quote.

Meet our team

Craig Swift – Director: Craig has been drain-laying since his mid-20’s. He is on-site every day, working with homeowners and builders to plan the best wastewater system design for each home. Craig is your first point of call when requiring a quote for a job. He is also a great problem solver when it comes to planning wastewater system solutions.  Craig is there every step of the way – from the initial site visit right through to operating the machinery needed for tank installations. Craig is authorised by Auckland Council to design systems for building consent and to issue producer statements after installation

Grant Cowper – Service Technician: Grant has been with Approved Wastewater for many years servicing wastewater systems and carrying out repair work. Grant has a vast knowledge of wastewater systems and if something goes wrong, he has the skills and know-how to get a system up and running in no time. Grant has a knack for knowing each property just from the street number and name and this is very handy when you need an information on your system quickly! Grant can be seen out on the road in our service van every day, so give him a wave!

Dale Hassett – Architectural Designer:  Dale has joined Approved Wastewater with a comprehensive history as an active participant in the Construction industry, offering differing experiences from top-end Architecture, to Supervisory Civil Construction and QA. Dale holds a National Diploma in Building Surveying and Architectural Technology and has completed the latest On-Site Wastewater Course in association with WSP and OPUS. Throughout her career, Dale has had close association with Engineers and Project staff from all disciplines within the industry. Now, as a designer for Approved Wastewater, Dale leads the design of your system and site assessment, liaising with the local territory to ensure compliance, and ensuring a successful and well-functioning installation.

Kelly Guise – Office Manager:  Kelly joined Approved Wastewater in March 2020 and is here to answer your calls and action any requirements you may have, including booking services, organising urgent call outs, and generating all of the documentation required for Council Consent once your Wastewater System has been installed. With a background in system optimisation, Kelly has been busy automating our client database to provide each client with with a faster and better customer experience. If you have any questions, just send Kelly an email and she will get you the answers you need!

From our customers:

“Hynds in Albany recommended we use Craig and his team from Approved Wastewater for our tanks and wastewater systems. We have not been disappointed! Craig has been a pleasure to work with and has always responded to our queries and concerns in a timely and professional way. To cap it off, we were delighted when we turned up on our site after the tanks had been installed to find a clean and tidy site. We have no hesitation in recommending his services”. – Nick

“I wanted to take an opportunity to pass on our sincere gratitude to you and your team for the outstanding work and manner in which you guys have done what you do best! We know that our property and therefore the design of it, was a challenging process.  However, you guys have made this work for us and we are very appreciative.” – Ness and Andy

“Thanks for the great, friendly service. I’m so glad I found you guys. Have just recommended you to my neighbour so hope they sign on with you too” – your fan, Jackie

We needed a new septic system. Approved Wastewater was great to deal with from start to finish – from checking out the site and making recommendations, to finding ways to fit in with our own complicated timetable. Craig and team kept in touch throughout the process, from efficient and cost effective quote from the admin end of things, to arriving exactly as organised. Then to cap it off, their efficiency and skill in the install was just incredible – this team just works – no messing around, everyone knew their tasks and got on with it – job done – Wow! Happy to recommend these people to anyone! – Steve & Viv