Domestic Wastewater Management Systems (Including Septics)
If you occupy a house that is not connected to the main sewer, then chances are your yard contains an onsite wastewater or septic system. If this is the case then you have a special responsibility to ensure that it is working properly.
The proper treatment and reuse of household wastewater is critical to minimising its impact on public and environmental health.
What you put down your drains and toilets has a lot to do with how well your septic system performs. Maintenance of your septic system needs to be done properly and on time.
Poorly maintained septic systems are a serious source of water pollution and may present health risks, cause odours and attract vermin and insects.
By looking after your septic system, you can do your part in helping protect the environment and the health of you and your family.
Management of the wastewater from your septic system is your responsibility.