If you are a property owner in an unsewered area, you will likely have an on-site sewerage facility (OSSF) installed at your property for the treatment and disposal of wastewater.
OSSFs can include different types of treatment and methods of disposal, such as septic tanks with transpiration trenches, aerobic sand filtration systems with surface irrigation, and aerated wastewater treatment systems with sub-surface irrigation.
Regardless of the type of OSSF on your property, all OSSFs require regular maintenance and it is your responsibility to make sure this is carried out.
A joint investigation by the QBCC and Queensland Health has revealed that home owners are often not aware that hot water systems need to be serviced regularly.
Plumbers should remind home owners that it is generally recommended for hot water systems to be serviced by an appropriately licensed individual. Where the source water for the system is not a potable, reticulated source, the system may need to be serviced more frequently.