We recommend you speak to your Local Council Health Inspector to understand the maintenance requirements for your local area.
To get the most of your septic system, here are some basic septic tank maintenance tips:
- For an average family of 4-6 people your septic tank may have to be de-sludged (pumped out) approximately every 4 years as required by regulations.
- Septic tanks do not like material that will not break down e.g. plastic bags, tampons, disposable nappies, condoms, etc. Use biodegradable products whenever possible.
- The bacterial action of your septic tank can be severely inhibited if excessive amounts of disinfectants or old medicine make their way into the tank. Only use products approved for use in septic systems.
- Pooling of effluent near your seepage trench will give you a warning that the system may be clogging up.