We, at Pike’s Waste Water, would like to thank all of our existing customers for your support and we look forward to working with all of our new customers.
Our scheduled maintenance services are completed every quarter, as per your Local Council Bi-Laws, which require that your system is to be serviced quarterly by an accredited service agent.
Septic Tank Conditions & Regulations
Septic tanks are a safe and sustainable way to deal with your wastewater. Our septic tanks provide a durable yet cost-effective sewage disposal system for your property.
There are plenty of places in Australia where septic tanks are essential. With changing lifestyles, some people are also choosing this method of waste management as a means of escaping the city. As all waste has to be dealt with eventually, a septic tank is as good a means as any. Whether you live in a rural area or just want to be self-sufficient, using this method is perfectly safe. Having a septic tank installed requires careful thought and planning. With the right methods and materials, this is achievable in most circumstances.
For septic tanks to be viable, they have to be sited correctly. Sewage systems are there for a reason and are designed appropriately. They transfer waste-water away from where it’s produced, to be processed somewhere else. Septic tanks do this on-site. To do this safely, some very specific conditions have to be met.
Any septic tank has to be at least a certain distance above the highest local groundwater level. They also have to be appropriately far away from bores, creeks and other water supplies. This includes subsoil and any nearby drainage channels. Finally, your property has to be far enough away from the boundaries of others to safely house your tank.
Septic tanks can be compromised by vehicular traffic in the area. Any nearby roads have to be far enough away, and carry the appropriate traffic, to keep your septic tank safe. Vehicles cause vibrations which may damage the working parts of your septic tank. Also, their weight can compact surrounding soil, which makes it less useful as a means of drainage.
Once your site has been inspected and approved, there is quite a bit of equipment which needs to be installed. The term “tank” is perhaps misleading in this context. That implies a vessel which contains stuff. Septic tanks are much more complicated than that, thankfully.
There are two types of septic tank; leech drain and soakwell systems. Which one is suitable for your tank will depend on the surrounding soil and usage of your tank. This, in turn, will affect what exactly needs to be installed, and how long this takes. In either case, your tank will have two of each type of drain. This allows one to be used while the other deals with the remains of its workload.
Plastic and fibreglass are recent innovations in the manufacture of septic tanks. These are relatively lightweight and can be transported great distances as they can be assembled on-site. Filters are also available for installation on the output sections of septic tanks.
As you can see, having a septic tank installed requires expert help. It’s illegal to install any such system without prior approval. The result of doing it wrong, or maintaining tanks incorrectly, could be dire.