Conservancy tank sanitation estimated costs


A conservancy system requires two crucial components to function properly, the tank itself and a sludge pump or honey-sucker to pump out  the contents once the tank is full.


A conservancy tank presents the opportunity of disposing of both black and greywater as it is chemical resistant. The waste inside the tank is pumped out by licensed hauling companies with adequate equipment who transport it to sewage facilities or dispose of it according to current legislation.

Conservancy tanks are strong enough to resist pressure from the ground when empty.

Estimated costs:


Will vary depending on the size and quantity of the tank(s) – our estimated costs are for underground and conservancy tanks ranging from 1250 Litres up to 6000 Litres.
Range: R6700 – R23000


Will vary based on the type of installation, the tank size, the area and the contractor/equipment used. *


For installation contact a Preferred Installer in your area – installers are here Installation only, excluding additional material required.
Range: R1300 – R3000

Plumbing and piping

It is advised to make use of a local plumber for an installation this complex. Please note: larger more complex systems will cost more due to additional piping requirements.
Range: R2000 – R8000

Disclaimer: Underground installations are very complex and therefore costly. The estimated costs provided are for the basic components required, but each and every installation is different and will have different requirements.