Septic tank FAQs

To learn more about septic tank and grease trap maintenance, check out our frequently asked questions. Still have a question? Give us a call.

For households with an average-sized family, septic tanks should be cleaned every 2 years. Public and caravan parks need to be pumped much more often. Large tanks and septic treatment plants should be pumped every 4 or 5 years.

CQ Septic & Waste Management service from Gladstone to Clairview and Yeppoon to Dingo. This includes Rockhampton, Gracemere, Biloela, Baralaba and anywhere in between.

A septic tank is designed to hold wastewater and allow solids to settle down to the bottom. The liquid wastewater then exits into the drain field, allowing for the wastewater to percolate into the soil, thereby removing harmful bacteria, nutrients and viruses.

Getting your septic tank clean is essential in preventing costly blockages and not only extending the life of your septic tank but also increasing the overall effectiveness of the system.

Rockhampton and Livingstone shire councils require all commercial grease traps to be pumped out every three months. Under some circumstances, you can apply for a council extension.

We stock more than 100 premium portable toilets and also offer a range of budget toilets as well. CQ Septic also stock portable disabled toilets, instant hot showers and ensuites.

A budget portable toilet includes the sink only, while a premium portable toilet includes an ensuite and shower that produces instant hot water.

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