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Septic Systems

Septic system installation, repairs & maintenance SE Qld

Express Wastewater Solutions offer tailored septic systems for homes throughout southeast Queensland. Our experienced septic plumbers work with all styles of septic systems from traditional septic tank & trench style systems to septic units with a sand filter, aerated wastewater treatment systems and more.

Whether you’re building a house on a rural property, upgrading an existing septic system or need advice on the best solution for your home contact Express Wastewater today.

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Septic tank installation

Express Wastewater Solutions offer a wide range of septic tank systems ensuring that we can provide you with the ideal system to suit your wastewater needs. Every septic system needs to be custom-designed by our specialists to fit your unique property design, your household wastewater output, and the local council specifications.

Our experienced septic plumbers have been working in septic tank, absorption trench, wastewater drainage design and installation for over 10 years. Here are just a few reasons to use our team.

Whilst most plumbers (including rural) will install a septic system at the most once a month, our plumbers specialise in the installation, repairs and maintenance of all styles of onsite wastewater treatment systems. Our highly experienced team know exactly what to do in order to provide you with the best septic tank system for your needs.

We look after everything from the site inspection and soil testing, system design, council applications, to site excavation, installation and testing. Our team provide full project management ensuring the septic system installation runs seamlessly.

Find out more - How does a septic system work?

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Septic system service

As a property owner with a septic tank system, you are responsible for maintaining the on-site waste management operation to protect the surrounding waterways and adhere to local council requirements. You are responsible for:

  • Maintaining a leak-free septic tank and sewer drainage system
  • Attending to repairs in the tank or drains as they are required
  • Carrying out maintenance and system checks regularly.
  • Ensuring the tank is pumped out when needed
  • Protecting and maintaining the absorption field
  • Adhering to your local council’s septic system installation, maintenance & operation guidelines.

Signs your septic system needs expert help

  • It smells bad - often like rotten egg gas
  • There is an increase in grass or vegetation growth over the absorption field, in drainage areas nearby or in around waterways adjacent to the property.
  • Damp or soggy areas or puddles appear around the tank or in downhill areas
  • Sinks are slow to drain or toilets backup
  • It has been more than 3 to 5 years since the septic tank has been pumped out
  • It has been more than 12 months since your last septic system check

If any of the above signs apply to your home septic system contact Express Wastewater to schedule a septic inspection today. It is essential that you act on any of these warning signs without delay to protect the local environment and prevent system failure.

For more information on maintaining your septic system take a look at our information section - How to maintain a healthy septic system?

Broken, leaking, and flooding from a septic tank is one of the single most horrible problems for a home or business. This can happen for a wide variety of reasons, such as poor installation, incorrect pipe sizing, and even ground movement. To ensure that your septic system stays in top (sealed) shape contact our specialist wastewater team to come out today.

Experienced septic specialists

If you are unsure of what type of septic system suits your property's needs or whether your current system is working effectively, contact our team today and one of our friendly staff will be able to answer all of your queries.

Our septic and wastewater experts are highly knowledgeable on a wide range of onsite treatment plant options as well as replacement trenches, septic repairs and more.

Reputable wastewater companies

We source products from the trusted, leading septic tank and wastewater companies and can help you to find the best septic system that suits both your needs and your budget.

Our team utilise the latest in septic system best practices. Many companies use old slotted 90 mm pipes to in absorbtion trenches. The problem with this style of pipe is that tree roots, dirt and other foreign matter can find its way inside the pipe causing it to block up, eventually leading to trench failure.

We will only use specialised 450 mm jumbo trench pipe that not keeps out tree roots and dirt, preventing blockages, but will also gives you a much longer lifespan on your septic system.

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Your local septic tank system specialists in South East Queensland

Express Wastewater Solutions is a local family owned and run plumbing company that specialises in complete wastewater solutions, positioning our team as experts in the field in the Brisbane, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast regions. Our aim is to get your wastewater issue solved in the best possible, most efficient and effective way with the least amount of stress to you.

For all your septic system needs in South East Queensland contact our team today on 1300 722 517 or complete the quick online septic system enquiry form above.


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Why Use Express Wastewater Solutions?


    Because we are not a manufacturer and not tied to one particular system we can always offer the best solution for your wastewater needs.


    Because we do this every day we have developed a close knit expert team for every step of the process – from plans and council paperwork to excavations, electrical and plumbing. We handle it all to make the whole process as stress free and quick as possible.


    Most people have never installed a home sewerage treatment plant and don’t know the next step, that is why we offer a free 30 minute phone consult with one of our experts to point you in the right direction.


    We handle your wastewater installation from start to finish we can deal with all the trades, council everything so you don’t have to worry about a thing.


    Have peace of mind knowing that Express are licensed, insured professionals that will do your job right the first time.


    Not sure what system is right for you, or want to know if your system is working properly? Just give one of our friendly wastewater experts a call and they will be more than happy to help.


    We will always look to repair your system rather than replace it if it does not need to be, which will generally save large amounts of money sometimes up to and over $10,000.