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Do's & Don'ts

If you own a treatment plant, there are several things you should and shouldn’t do to ensure its smooth operation and longevity. Here are some general guidelines:



  • Ensure that only human waste and toilet paper are flushed down the toilet. Do not flush any other materials, including wet wipes, sanitary products or cooking oil as they can clog the system up cause damage.

  • Regularly inspect the system to ensure that it is functioning correctly. This includes checking the sludge levels and condition of the pumps and filters.

  • Use cleaning products that are safe for the system. Avoid using harsh chemicals that can damage the natural micro-organisms in the system.

  • Keep accurate records of the systems maintenance and repairs.




  • Don’t plant trees near the treatment system, as the roots can penetrate the holding chamber and cause sewage to leak out polluting the environment.

  • Don’t drive over the treatment plant covers or put heavy objects on top of them, as they are not designed to bear weight.

  • Don’t allow rainwater, groundwater, or large volumes of water (such as those from swimming pools or Jacuzzi’s) in the system. Chlorine kills the bacteria and excessive water will increase the flow rate through the system not allowing sufficient treatment time.

  • Don’t fit a waste disposal unity under your kitchen sink.


Please note that these are general guidelines, and the specific requirements for your treatment plant may vary depending on the type of system you have and your location. It is always best to consult with a professional if you have any questions or concerns.

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