Frequently asked questions

How does a septic tank work?


Every time you flush, solids settle at the bottom of the septic tank, building up a sludge and some parts float creating a crust on top.

The middle of your tank is the cleanest. This is where the outlet tee drains from! If the sludge level builds up to the bottom of the outlet tee, which normally takes two to three years, you will be draining sludge into your absorption trench causing costly blockages.

Last update on 2013-11-28 by gea.

How often should I get my septic tank pumped?

House hold septic tanks should be pumped every two years for the average size family, public toilets and caravan van parks need to pumped much more often. If you have a large tank or a Septic treatment plant you can get pumped every 4-5 years.

Please fell free to call us for more information.

Last update on 2013-11-28 by gea.

How often should i get my commercial grease trap pumped?

Rockhamption and Livingstone shire council require all commercial grease traps to be pumped out every three months. You can apply to council for an extension under some circumstances.

Last update on 2013-11-28 by gea.

What areas does CQ Septic service?

CQ Septic & Waste Management service from Gladstone to Clairview Yeppoon To Dingo.

This includes Rockhampton, Gracemere, Biloela, Baralaba, and anywhere in between.

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How many toilets does CQ Septic have?

CQ Septic & Waste Management have over 100 Premium toilets plus we have budget toilets as well.

We also have portable disabled toilets, Portable Instant hot water showers and  Portable Ensuits.

Last update on 2013-11-28 by gea.