The team who loves solving a different sort of design challenge

Craig Swift has been drain laying since his mid-20s and became a business owner three years ago. 

He’s on site every day, working with builders and homeowners to plan the best wastewater system design for your home. He’s also got a knack for operating the machinery needed for tank installations. 

Get the best use of your home and land

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 

They say a camel is a horse designed by committee; don’t let this happen to your wastewater system by leaving it to three separate companies to manage. 

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 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. He is authorised by Auckland Council to design systems for building consent and to issue producer statements after installation: craig@approvedwastewater.co.nz
  • Grant Cowper - Service Technician: Grant has been with us for many years. He 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.  
  • 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 Quality Assurance. A qualified Building Consent Officer - including Processing and Building Inspections, 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 is leading the design of your system and site assessment, including liaising with the local territory to ensure compliance, and ensuring a successful and well-functioning installation.

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

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"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