FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

A Septic Tank is a domestic scale version of a sewage treatment plant. The treated effluent drains from the tank’s outlet pipe to a suitable size percolation area to a soak away naturally into the ground. During the treatment process waste material settles in the tank and is digested by natural bacteria. Over time partially-decomposed solids build up on the bottom of the tank. This sludge needs to be removed regularly to make sure the tank continues to function properly and to prevent the soak away becoming blocked. Click on the questions below for more information.

What does a Septic Tank service consist of?

How can I tell if my septic tank is not working properly?

Will I require an upgrade to my Septic Tank system?

What does the recent amendment to Water Services Act mean for my Septic Tank system?

Is my wastewater treatment system going to be inspected?

Is there any financial support available if I require an Upgrade?

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