Septic Tanks

Septic system pump out, cleaning, repair and installations.

If you live or work in an area in Blue Mountains where there is no sewer line, you probably have a septic tank. Septic tanks need to be pumped out on a regular basis; otherwise may cause backups in the home’s plumbing or lead to groundwater contamination.

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Pump-out Service

An effluent pump-out service is available for Blue Mountains residents and those in surrounding LGAs who have on-site sewage management systems. Not all properties are connected to sewer, which means that they must have an on-site sewerage management system to treat and process their household’s wastewater. While some systems can disperse the effluent on-site, others require the waste to be collected and disposed of.

It is of utmost importance to maintain and dispose of effluent correctly to ensure the health and safety of the community and the environment. The installation, operation, and management of on-site systems are regulated activities under the Local Government Act 1993 and Local Government (General) Regulation 2021.

Property owners have an obligation under these requirements, which extend to concurrent owners and occupiers. Septic tanks are a popular on-site sewerage management system, and if your system is directed to a storage tank, it must be pumped out regularly by a commercial contractor under an annual contract.

If you are uncertain whether you need this service, please check the conditions of your property’s most recent “approval to operate.” You can also contact us for more information. Remember, correct maintenance and effluent disposal are not just good ideas, but legal requirements.

The frequency of pumping will depend on the size of the tank, the number of people using it, and the amount of water that is being used. Generally, septic tanks should be pumped every two to three years. How often should a septic tank be pumped?

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