Sewage System Servicing

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Professional Sewage System Servicing

At Express Wastewater Solutions, we understand how important it is to maintain the efficiency of your sewage system. Regular servicing is crucial to maintaining a well-functioning and healthy sewage system Our Sewage specialists have years of experience in the wastewater industry, specialising in designing, installations, repairs, maintenance and servicing and are dedicated to ensuring your sewage systems continue to function efficiently. Because sewage possesses environmental risks, it requires careful handling to prevent pollution. Our technicians possess the necessary expertise to ensure strict adherence to these precautions, you can trust us to keep your system running smoothly, promoting hygiene and environmental well-being

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What is a sewage system?

Sewage refers to the waste and wastewater generated by residential and commercial properties, from toilets, sinks, showers, and industrial processes. It is imperative to maintain a clean and healthy sewage system as it can contain a variety of contaminants, including human waste, chemicals, and debris.

A sewage system, also known as a municipal or centralised sewer system, is made up of a network of underground pipes that transport sewage and wastewater from multiple households, businesses, and industrial facilities to a central treatment plant. From there the wastewater undergoes treatment at a centralised facility, where it is processed to remove contaminants and pollutants before being discharged into the environment or reused for certain purposes.

  • Municipal sewage systems are typically managed and maintained by local government authorities.
  • Residential and Municipal sewage systems both play critical roles in managing and treating sewage, but they have different scales, designs, and maintenance requirements.
conventional septic system

Residential sewage treatment systems

Residential areas often have sewage systems in place to manage and treat wastewater. Whether a residential property is connected to a municipal sewer system or has an on-site septic system depends on factors such as location, local infrastructure, and population density. Both systems are designed to effectively manage and treat wastewater from residential areas, providing a sanitary and environmentally responsible solution for sewage disposal. There are two primary types of residential sewage systems:

Municipal Sewage System:

  • A municipal sewage system, also known as a public or city sewage system, is a network of pipes, pumps, and other infrastructure designed to collect, convey, and treat wastewater from homes, businesses, and industries within a specific municipality or urban area.
  • The primary purpose of a municipal sewage system is to manage and dispose of human and industrial waste in an environmentally responsible and sanitary manner.
  • In urban and suburban areas, residential properties are typically connected to a municipal or centralised sewer system.
  • Wastewater from individual households flows through underground pipes to a central treatment facility operated by the local government.
  • At the treatment plant, the sewage undergoes processes to remove impurities and pollutants before the treated effluent is released into the environment or recycled for various uses.

On-Site Septic System:

  • In rural or less densely populated areas where municipal sewer systems are not available, residential properties often use on-site septic systems.
  • A septic system consists of a septic tank buried underground on the property. It treats and disposes of wastewater generated by the household.
  • The septic tank separates solid waste from liquid effluent, and the liquid is further treated as it percolates through a drain field or leach field on the property.

Other on-site sewerage systems facilities include:

  • Aerated Wastewater Treatment Systems (AWTS)
  • Sewage Treatment Systems
  • Activated Sludge Systems
  • Holding Tank with Pump Out Systems
  • Split Black and Grey Water Treatment Systems
  • Composting Systems i.e. wet or waterless
  • Recirculating Sand Filter System

Comprehensive sewage treatment system servicing

Regular sewage system maintenance is crucial to extend the life of the system, prevent costly repairs, and ensure environmental and public health compliance is being followed. Express Wastewater Solutions offers a thorough maintenance service not only for the immediate function of your system but also as a preventative measure for possible future malfunction. Sewage system servicing involves various tasks to ensure the proper functioning and maintenance of a wastewater or septic system therefore you must enlist the services of professionals

At Express Wastewater Solutions we recognise the specific service procedures that are required depending on the type of system (e.g., municipal sewer, septic tank, etc.) along with the type and design of the sewage system.

Signs your on-site sewerage facility is not functioning correctly

Should you experience any of the following problems with your system we have the skills and experience to diagnose and rectify the issues with a minimum of disruption to your household or business

  • The water isn't draining away properly in your sinks
  • Water is pooling around the disposal area
  • Your drain pipes are making gurgling sounds
  • Unpleasant odours coming from your drain or OSF
  • Water is backing up in your sinks

Key elements involved in sewage system servicing.


  • Regular inspections are conducted to assess the overall condition of the system.
  • Inspect for any signs of damage, leaks, or blockages.

Cleaning and Jetting:

  • High-pressure water jetting may be used to clean sewer lines, removing debris, tree roots, and other obstructions.

Maintenance of Components:

  • Check and maintain various components such as pumps, valves, and floats.
  • Ensure that electrical components are functioning correctly.

Repair or Replacement:

  • Address any identified issues promptly, whether it's a damaged pipe, a malfunctioning pump, or other components.
  • If necessary, conduct repairs or replacements to prevent system failure.

Grease Trap Maintenance (for Commercial Systems):

  • Commercial establishments often have grease traps that need regular cleaning to prevent blockages.

Compliance with Regulations:

  • Ensure that the sewage system complies with local environmental and health regulations.
  • Obtain necessary permits for maintenance or upgrades.

Monitoring System Performance:

  • Implement a monitoring system to track the performance of the sewage system over time.
  • Monitor effluent quality and ensure it meets regulatory standards.

Emergency Response:

  • Have a plan in place for responding to emergencies, such as leaks, blockages, or system failures.

Local, Reliable Sewage System Specialists

The goal of our family-owned business is to design, install and resolve your wastewater concerns efficiently, and effectively. We proudly service  South East Queensland homes and businesses. Phone our team today on 1300 770 594 or fill out the brief online inquiry form today for all your sewage solution needs.

Frequently asked questions

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Sewage water quality

Advantages of the sewage treatment process