Septic tanks are a cost effective septic solution for residential waste water treatment. With low maintenance requirements and often no need for pumps, they’re ideal for remote and rural households. However, the quality of the final liquid waste is poor. Generally you will only be allowed to install one of these if your land is greater than 2.5 acres and is without dams or nearby waterways.
Our wastewater services
Septic tank Installation
The red tape you’ve been dreading? You can forget it. When you’re ready to install we’re ready to handle the applications and permits with your local council. We’ll make sure everything is installed to code with minimal environmental impact.
Septic tank repairs
Whether your septic tank is installed by us, or already in use, we offer septic repairs to keep your system running well and ensure you meet your council requirements. And if something does go wrong, we’re available 24/7 for repairs.
Septic tank pumping
Got a blockage? Pipes getting a bit sluggish? Need your septic tank cleared out? We can help with that. When your wastewater isn't moving neither are you. Contact us for fast, efficient waste water pumping and get your system moving smoothly.
How do septic tanks work?
The work we do above ground makes septic tank installation and repairs look easy, but the real magic happens below ground.
A septic tank is typically a concrete or plastic tank buried below ground. It safely collects and stores waste water from your bathroom, toilet, kitchen and laundry through pipes that run to the tank. The waste settles at the bottom as sludge, and the fats and oils rise to the top as ‘scum’. The wastewater is digested by good bacteria. This turns the waste into effluent. This flows into absorption trenches and returned to the earth – away from your house, away from your drinking water and away from you.
Which system is right for you?
Conventional septic tank
Aerated wastewater treatment plant
|Suitable for sites with limited space||Not allowed on blocks smaller than 8,000m2||Yes||No|
|Quality of final effluent||Poor||Excellent||Excellent|
|Suitable for environmentally sensitive areas||No||Yes||Yes|
|Suitable for sandy sites||Yes||Yes||No|
|Suitable for rocky sites||Yes||Yes||Subject to site inspection|
|Suitable for steep sites||Subject to site inspection||Yes||No|
|Suitable for high water table areas||No||Yes||No|
|Subsurface or Surface Drip Irrigation||No||Yes||Yes|
|Can be used on commercial premises||No||Yes||No|
|Maintenance requirements||Desludge every 3 - 5 years||Desludge every 3 - 5 years|
|Desludge every 3 - 5 years|
Annual service (if pumped to subsurface irrigation)
We're ready to get our hands dirty
We’re ready to get our hands dirty installing and servicing your septic tank. Give us a call.