A septic tank with sand filter produces a high quality effluent that can be used as irrigation for garden and lawns. This low-maintenance septic solution rarely, if ever, needs ongoing servicing.
Our wastewater services
SAND FILTER SERVICING AND REPAIRS
One of the benefits of a septic tank with a sand filter is that it only requires servicing once a year. And gravity-fed Sand Filters without pumps don’t require any maintenance at all! But if anything should go wrong, we can be on hand 24/7.
Septic tank pumping
Councils require regular pumping of septic tanks. Whether we have installed your system or not, we can organise fast, efficient septic tank pumping and keep your system moving.
How do septic tanks with a sand filter work?
Septic tanks with sand filters use a conventional septic tank, which initially stores the wastewater from your house. It’s here where the good bacteria starts the process of breaking down the solids. The wastewater then passes through a ‘bed’ of sand and rock, which helps to remove any nasties before it is dispersed either through absorption trenches or subsurface irrigation where it can be used to water your lawn and garden. From water into waste and back into water again. We love it.
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 with septic tank and sand filter design, installation and servicing. Give us a call!