I am connected to the septic tank or private sewerage treatment facility. Does the advice apply to me?

Yes. The effective operation of septic tanks and other private sewage treatment plants is compromised by discharges of rainwater and, as a result, rainwater outlets from the property should always discharge to a river, stream or to groundwater, perhaps through a soakaway.

Any misconnections that you identify through the use of this site are likely to indicate either a rainwater outlet that is incorrectly connected to your septic tank; or wastewater that is incorrectly polluting the environment.

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