Free Maintenance Advice



  1. Have your septic tank serviced / pumped out / cleaned out / emptied every 2 to 3 years.
  2. Install a low-flow shower head to save water.
  3. Repair leaking taps.
  4. Minimise the use of commercial cleaners and bleaches – these can interfere with the bacterial breakdown in the tank. Instead, try using baking soda, vinegar, or a mild soap solution.
  5. Don’t flush anything down the toilet that could clog up the system, such as plastic, grease, tampons, condoms, paper towels, plastics, or cat litter. These items will quickly fill up the tank, decreasing its efficiency and making it necessary to pump out more often.
  6. Don’t leave taps running unnecessarily, for instance when cleaning teeth.
  7. Install a dual-flush cistern for the toilet. And by the way … sometimes it doesn’t hurt to let it mellow if it’s yellow. Many country households plant lime or lemon trees at an easy strolling distance from the house.
  1. Have your holding tank cleaned every 6 to 12 months.
  2. Install a low-flow shower head in your shower/bath to save water.
  3. Repair leaking taps.
  4. Spread your washing out over a few days to reduce the load on the greywater sullage absorption / transpiration / aspiration area.
  5. Extend the life of your trench and avoid blockages by using lint filters in the laundry – a stocking over the outlet hose will do.
  6. Use hot water in the laundry to give a more efficient wash
  7. Don’t leave taps running unnecessarily, for instance when cleaning teeth.
  1. Have your grease trap cleaned / pumped out / emptied / vacuumed out every 1 to 3 months.
  2. Use strainers in the sink to prevent food going into the system.
  3. Wipe grease out of pans before washing.
  4. Use hot water to wash dishes to prevent build up of grease in the sink.
  5. Don’t pour oils and fats down the sink – they solidify and may block the system and build up in the tank. Instead, put small amounts in the compost or into a container such as a milk carton to throw out with the rubbish.
  1. Have your wastewater treatment system serviced every 3 months.
  2. Have your wastewater treatment system pumped out / cleaned out / emptied / vacuumed out every 5 to 7 years.
  3. Use strainers in the sink to prevent food going into the system.
  4. Wipe grease out of pans before washing.
  5. Use hot water to wash dishes to prevent build up of grease in the sink.
  6. Don’t pour oils and fats down the sink – they solidify and may block the system and build up in the tank. Instead, put small amounts in the compost or into a container such as a milk carton to throw out with the rubbish.
  7. Install a low-flow shower head in your shower/bath to save water.
  8. Repair leaking taps.
  9. Spread your washing out over a few days to reduce the load on the greywater sullage absorption / transpiration / aspiration area.
  10. Extend the life of your trench and avoid blockages by using lint filters in the laundry – a stocking over the outlet hose will do.
  11. Use hot water in the laundry to give a more efficient wash
  12. Don’t leave taps running unnecessarily, for instance when cleaning teeth.
  13. Minimise the use of commercial cleaners and bleaches – these can interfere with the bacterial breakdown in the tank. Instead, try using baking soda, vinegar, or a mild soap solution.
  14. Don’t flush anything down the toilet that could clog up the system, such as plastic, grease, tampons, condoms, paper towels, plastics, or cat litter. These items will quickly fill up the tank, decreasing its efficiency and making it necessary to pump out more often.
  15. Don’t leave taps running unnecessarily, for instance when cleaning teeth.
  16. Install a dual-flush cisern for the toilet. And by the way … sometimes it doesn’t hurt to let it mellow if it’s yellow. Many country households plant lime or lemon trees at an easy strolling distance from the house.
  1. Keep water from roof downpipes and paved areas away from the absorption field. If the field is flooded, the soil won’t be able to cleanse the wastewater from the septic system.
  2. Have a plumber fit an effluent filter to the septic tank outlet to keep solids in the tank and extend the life of your trenches.
  3. Only plant grass near the absorption / transpiration / aspiration / distribution field – roots from larger plants such as trees and shrubs are likely to damage the trench – and mow it regularly.
  4. Don’t drive or park on any part of the absorption area. This will compact soil and may crush the pipes and trench domes.
  5. Grow nutrient-tolerant plants near drain fields and irrigation areas.
  6. Build a small earth bund wall (a small ridge) about 15 cm high that is longer than, and uphill from the trench area to divert surface runoff water around it. This will help to reduce the load on your trench in wet weather.

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