Septic Tanks Central Coast Guide
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by mark
2M ago
In the Central Coast and Lake Macquarie regions, septic tanks are used where municipal sewer services are unavailable.  If you are considering installing a wastewater system or septic tank Central Coast or Lake Macquarie, it’s essential to understand the local regulations and requirements, as well as the different types of septic systems that are available.   Some things to consider when installing a septic tank system in Central Coast include the following: Soil conditions: The type and quality of soil on your property will affect the design and installation of the septic tank ..read more
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Septic Tank Regulations In NSW
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by mark
4M ago
Whether you’re a long-time septic system user or have recently had one installed, this Septic Tank Regulations guide is for you if you’re in NSW. This article is a must-read if you’re transitioning from city to country living or considering a new septic installation in NSW. Discover how to effectively manage and operate your septic system to prevent sewage pollution, ensuring your family’s health and the environment’s quality remain uncompromised. Firstly, septic tank regulations vary by region and are subject to change. In New South Wales, the local council or the NSW Environment Protectio ..read more
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What is a Home Sewage Treatment Plant (HSTP)
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by mark
4M ago
Guide: Home Sewage Treatment Plants (HSTP) A Home Sewage Treatment Plant, also known as an HSTP or Onsite Sewage Management System, is a decentralised wastewater treatment system designed for residential homes, small communities or small commercial sites that are not connected to centralised sewer systems. The primary purpose of an HSTP is to treat and purify domestic wastewater generated in a home or small community so that it can be safely discharged into the environment without causing harm. Regulations for HSTPs can vary by location and local council requirements, so it’s essential to k ..read more
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Guide: Septic Tanks Newcastle
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by mark
4M ago
In Newcastle and Hunter Valley, septic tanks are used where municipal sewer services are unavailable.  If you are considering installing a septic tank system in Newcastle or the Hunter Valley, it’s essential to understand the local regulations and requirements, as well as the different types of systems that are available.   Some things to consider when installing a septic tank system in Newcastle include the following: Soil conditions: The type and quality of soil on your property will affect the design and installation of the septic tank system. A percolation test can be condu ..read more
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What Is An AWTS?
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by mark
4M ago
AWTS (Aerated Wastewater Treatment Systems) are self-contained wastewater (sewage) treatment systems.  AWTS stands for Aerated Wastewater Treatment System and is a wastewater treatment system that treats and processes wastewater from households or small-scale commercial properties. Aerated Wastewater Treatment Systems use the process of aeration followed by clarification to achieve biological treatment of wastewater. AWTS are typically used on properties that can’t be connected to the reticulated town sewer system. AWTS receives and treats all household wastewater from the following ..read more
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Mosquitoes Breeding In Septic System
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by mark
4M ago
As floods and floodwaters are becoming more prevalent up and down Australia’s east coast, the mosquitoes’ buzz is becoming even louder. Slow-moving and stagnant water gives mozzies an ideal breeding ground, and flood-affected communities feel the bite. As floodwaters recede and stagnant pools dry up with the warm weather, this influx of mosquitoes will look for new breeding grounds. It might not seem likely, but septic tanks are the ideal location for mosquito infestations to start and quickly gain in number. Septic tanks are protected from the elements and full of stagnant nutrient-rich sewag ..read more
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Septic Tanks Sydney
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by mark
4M ago
In Sydney, septic tanks are used where municipal sewer services are unavailable.  If you are considering installing a septic tank system in Sydney, it’s essential to understand the local regulations and requirements, as well as the different types of systems that are available.   Some things to consider when installing a septic tank system in Sydney include the following: Soil conditions: The type and quality of soil on your property will affect the design and installation of the septic tank system. A percolation test can be conducted to determine the soil’s ability to absorb w ..read more
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What Plants Can You Plant Around A Septic System?
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by mark
4M ago
There are many reasons to plant on your leach field.  Plants can help your septic leach field function optimally by removing excess moisture and nutrients from the soil. Additionally, plant cover is essential to reduce soil erosion. At a minimum, the leach field should be turfed to provide these important benefits. Read our planting on Septic Drain Field advice below! The tricky part, certain trees and shrubs can cause damage from their aggressive roots. In this article, you will learn which plants are the best and worst to grow over a septic system and drain field.   Septic Safe Pl ..read more
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What Is Subsurface Irrigation?
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by mark
4M ago
When your house or property is not connected to a council/municipal sewer, on-site wastewater systems like Septic Tanks or Aerated Wastewater Treatment Systems are often installed to treat the sewage and blackwater generated. The latter and most popular of the two options (Aerated Wastewater Treatment Systems or AWTS) receives all wastewater from the premises, including the kitchen, toilet, shower and laundry, and quietly and efficiently recycles all your household wastewater into clean, clear and odourless water suitable for irrigation on your garden and lawns via sub-surface irrigation.  ..read more
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What Is An Advanced Secondary Treatment System?
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by mark
4M ago
There is a vast array of wastewater treatment systems by various manufacturers throughout Australia, making you feel overwhelmed when buying a wastewater system. Each brand and system type are all varied to a degree, but all have the same desired outcome of treating your wastewater and returning it to the natural environment safely. This particular article will look at the differences between Primary Wastewater and Secondary Wastewater Treatment Systems. Primary Wastewater Treatment Systems A “primary” system is essentially a traditional septic tank and absorption trench with no addi ..read more
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