Septic Tanks Northern Rivers

The Northern Rivers area is a beautiful place to live and holiday, characterised by stunning natural waterways and wooded areas. The one of the best ways to reduce your impact on the environment in the Northern Rivers area is to have a septic tank on your property, rather than use a sewage system.

For more information on the way that we can deliver household, commercial or industrial services and any queries you may have about the bins available and their respective features, please contact our local representatives:
Victoria – Phil Barker (03) 9770 8040 or 0417 309 886 
South Australia – Ben Somerfield (08) 8159 5050 or 0418 698 051 
NSW Hunter Region – Sean Clayton (02) 4947 8511 or 0409 450 954 
NSW Northern Rivers Region – Neil Tobitt (02) 6674 7656 or 0408 458 201

So what are septic tanks and how do they work?

Septic tanks in the Northern Rivers area are underground waste treatment and storage facilities made of durable materials such as concrete, fibreglass or plastic. They are usually located on site at a domestic or commercial property. Domestic waste water from the toilet or sink flows into this receptacle to be stored and treated. The term “septic” refers to the bacterial environment created in the tank that decomposes or mineralises the liquid waste as it is discharged from the home and accumulated in the receptacle. The bacteria actively break down any raw sewerage flushed through the pipes of the property.

Septic tanks are most commonly used in rural, remote and small holiday communities that are not connected to a main sewerage system. Because the Northern Rivers district is home to many homes trying to reduce their overall environmental footprint, a septic tank is the perfect solution.

The septic waste treatment process can be summarised as follows:

  1. Liquid waste is flushed down the toilet or rinsed down the sink
  2. Waste water travels down the plumbing system into the septic tank
  3. This recyclable waste liquid is broken down by the anaerobic bacteria activity in the septic tank
  4. The remaining solid waste forms a sludge sediment at the bottom of the tank
  5. Treated liquid is emptied into the surrounding soil via the draining tank
  6. This liquid is absorbed by the soil and plants such as grass contained in the soil

The sturdy construction materials used in building septic tank systems, coupled with the fact that septic tanks are usually installed underground, provide the physical support necessary to safely contain harmful waste and toxic chemicals that can contaminate the surrounding environment.

How do I maintain my septic tank?

The most effective way to maintain the health of your septic tank system in the Northern Rivers is to use a professional waste management service to provide regular septic cleaning and septic pumping of your septic tank.

Solo Resource Recovery have over 80 years experience providing affordable and environmentally conscious waste management services, and they can arrange for the regular cleaning and pumping of your septic tank to ensure that it remains in top condition.

Septic pumping in the Northern Rivers area involves the draining and removal of sludge build up on the inside of the septic tank. Regular septic pumping prevents the build up of sludge inside the tank over time and ensures the most effective operation of your septic tank.

Professional septic cleaning of the tank is often conducted alongside the septic pumping. Septic cleaning is a thorough cleaning process that uses chemicals to remove toxic waste and dangerous bacteria build up on the side of the tank. It’s important to have this service performed regularly to lengthen the life of the septic tank.

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As an experienced liquid waste removal company, Solo Resource Recovery can arrange the regular septic pumping in Melbourne and decommissioning of your septic tank as soon as it’s required. It’s important to upkeep the healthy maintenance of your septic tank, so call us today on 1300 GO SOLO (1300 46 76 56).

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