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Please call 0418 516 327 or 1300 132 731 for all of your septic tank cleaning, de-sludging requirements.


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Our goal is to educate septic tank/treatment plant uses/owners about their systems.   We will spend time with you explaining the operation and correct methods of use and maintenance for septic tank/treatment plant systems.


It's time for "SEPTIC TANK CARE"






This is provided as a guide to assist you with care and maintenance of your septic tank.



Follow these important steps to protect your septic system.   Adhering to a few basic do's and don'ts is usually all it takes to keep your septic system functioning efficiently.

Difficulty: Very Easy

Here's How:

1. Conserve water to reduce the load on the septic system.   For example, do laundry throughout the week instead of all at once; use flow reducer nozzles on showers; install water-conserving toilet cisterns.

2. Tree roots that invade your septic system can do major damage.   Keep trees at least 30 metres away from the septic system.   Trees with aggressive roots, such as willows, should be planted even farther away.

3. A soggy effluent line cannot handle waste effectively, so design landscaping, roof gutters, and foundation drains to divert excess water away from the septic system and drainfield lines.

4. NEVER flush cat litter, disposable nappies, sanitary napkins, tampons, paper hand towels, facial tissues, coffee grounds, cigarette butts, or similar items down the toilet.   They'll quickly fill and clog your septic tank and kill beneficial bacteria in the septic tank.

5. Use garbage disposals wisely.   They can double the amount of solids added to a septic tank. Consider installing a top-of-the-line disposal, which will grind waste into smaller particles that break down more quickly when they reach the system.

6. DO NOT overuse heavy cleaners, especially those containing bleach.   They kill beneficial bacteria in the septic tank, so solids cannot break down as quickly.


7.    DO NOT use Vinegar and/or Baking Soda to clean toilets, baths, sinks or troughs as it changes the pH and alkaline levels in the septic tank/treatment plant.   This will kill off beneficial bacteria in the septic system.


8. DO NOT pour grease down the drain.   It will eventually clog your effluent line.   If that happens you'll need an extensive (and expensive) septic system repair--and if there's no space for a repair drainfield you will have serious problems establishing any type of septic system.

9. DO NOT pour hazardous chemicals, oils, paint, etc down the drain.   They can and will harm your septic system and will eventually find their way into the groundwater.

10. DO NOT drive over the drainfield, build a structure on top of it, or cover it with concrete or asphalt.   There are many nightmare stories about renovations built over septic tanks,  above-ground swimming pools built over septic tanks and the drainfield.   That's a definite DON’T!

11. Plant grass over the effluent line to minimize soil erosion.


1.   Remember that unless you have a grey water diverter fitted to an all water system, everything that goes down your toilet, kitchen sink, laundry trough, shower drain or bath drain will end up in your septic tank.

2. Adopt better water conservation methods and consider during purchase, a more water efficient washing machine or dishwasher.

3. Reduce water levels for small loads of laundry.

4. Install half flush toilet cisterns to reduce the amount of water needed to flush the toilet, for toilet usage where "toilet paper" is NOT used.   However ensure that you ALWAYS use full flush when toilet use includes "toilet paper", as generally there is insufficient water in a half flush to move the toilet paper into the tank, causing it to lay in the line and eventualy can lead to a blockage.

5. Check the packaging of the products that will eventually enter your septic tank, to identify if they are suitable for use in a septic tank system.   Some toilet papers have dyes that kill the essential bacteria required to break down the solids in the septic tank.

6. Never attempt  to open a septic tank yourself, unless you are aware of the lid weight and opening process.   As you may hurt yourself or even drop the lid in the tank and they are very difficult to get out.!

7. Never get inside a septic tank!   The gases in there can be dangerous and DEATH MAY RESULT!!!   This space is deemed a "Confined Space" and special requirements for entry are required.   Get a professional, they are cheaper than your life!

8.   Call a professional septic tank cleaning company, like ECO Liquid Waste Pty Ltd to empty your tank as required.



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