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Can a normal plumber install a wastewater treatment system?

Do regular plumbers have the appropriate qualifications?

Are you looking to have an on-site sewage treatment facility installed onto your property, but don't know whether your regular plumber is qualified to complete the installation? Domestic wastewater treatment systems are far more complex than a lot of basic plumbing, so it is important to ensure that you hire a plumber who can legally and effectively carry out the work. This article will inform you about what licensing and knowledge is involved with installing wastewater treatment facilities.

Required licensing for a home wastewater management system installation

Under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2014, in order to complete work on a residential wastewater treatment system, plumbers must hold a relevant QBCC contractors license. A contractors license enables plumbers to oversee and contract other plumbers for the relevant work. Plumbers that only hold an occupational license must be contracted to complete work on a sewage treatment facility.

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Sewage System Design and Applications

On-site septic systems have many design requirements and standards that must be taken into consideration during the installation process. The system is required to effectively treat the sewage and wastewater produced by a facility into an effluent of the desired quality, whilst also minimising any public health risks associated with the system. Qualified professionals must be able to access parts of the treatment system for when completing repairs, maintenance or inspections.

There are constraints concerning the quality of the effluent produced by the treatment facilities, which must be followed if the effluent is to be distributed for irrigation or other purposes. Also, there is a wide variety of wastewater treatment systems, like aerated wastewater treatment systems and eco friendly wastewater treatment systems, which both require specific training to install.

Although they are trained to carry out a wide range of work, without a specialised contractors licence, basic plumbers will not have the necessary knowledge and training to effectively install a wastewater treatment plant. To have a septic system installed, you must consult with a plumber with the necessary qualifications.

Professional wastewater treatment plant services

Express Wastewater Solutions has a team of plumbers who are fully qualified and trained to complete on-site wastewater treatment plant installations. Our team is experienced with installing a range of domestic sewage treatment systems effectively and efficiently. So for any enquiries regarding wastewater treatment systems, call us today on 1300 722 517 or complete our online booking form.


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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.