Ensure Proper Functioning of Your Septic System with Level Plumbing Tamworth

Are you facing issues with your septic tank? Has it become evident that your septic system is not operating optimally? Look no further than Level Plumbing Tamworth! Whether you require repairs for your existing septic system or are considering an upgrade, we have got you covered.

Our comprehensive septic system services include:

  • Septic Tanks
  • Absorption Trenches

Level Plumbing Tamworth specialises in the supply, installation, and maintenance of septic systems for both domestic and commercial clients. We proudly serve Tamworth and surrounding regions, including Armidale, Gunnedah, and Narrabri.

Septic Tanks

Septic tanks are commonly used to handle sewage in installations where the effluent can be disposed of through absorption trenches. The primary function of a septic tank is to condition the sewage, preventing clogging of the disposal system. It achieves this through sedimentation and anaerobic decomposition processes. While a septic tank undergoes treatment, it does not remove infectious agents completely. Therefore, the effluent cannot be considered safe. However, further treatment occurs through percolation into the soil, ensuring bacterial action continues. It is important to avoid flushing disinfectants or bleach into septic tanks, as this disrupts the bacterial process.

The size of a septic tank should be determined based on a full day's flow plus an additional 15-25% allowance for sludge capacity. The minimum recommended tank size is 3000-4000 litres, depending on the load entering the system. Regular desludging is necessary, typically every three to five years for a septic tank serving an average-sized home of five people.

Absorption Trenches

Absorption trenches offer flexibility in system design to accommodate various topographic conditions. It is crucial to install absorption trenches level, preferably using a laser level during excavation. Different designs can be employed based on the disposal area's size, shape, capacity requirements, and topography. Soil percolation tests should be conducted by qualified sanitary engineering personnel to determine the percolation rate and absorption area needed. It's important to prevent traffic on the trenches and avoid planting trees or shrubs that may clog the trench voids. Grass coverage over the lines helps remove moisture and maintain soil openness.

Regular maintenance is essential for the longevity of your absorption trench system and to prevent costly repairs. Even a well-designed and properly functioning septic tank and absorption trench system will eventually fail without proper upkeep. If water reuse is desired or if the absorption area is unsuitable for a traditional septic system, we recommend considering an aerated water treatment system (AWTS).

For further information or to discuss your specific requirements, please reach out to Level Plumbing Tamworth. We are here to assist you!