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Ecowater Services is an West Australian government authorised servicer of wastewater recycling systems (aerobic treatment units) and distributor of Enviroplus cleaning products such as e-Flush, probiotics, active microbe remediation chemicals. Servicing Aquarius, Aqua-Nova, Biomax, Biosystems 2000, Graf ePro, Fujiclean and Taylex.

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Roslyn McKay

If you have an Aerobic Treatment Unit (ATU) at your place, there are some specific things happening down your drain. Read on to learn a little more about how your ATU breaks down waste and how to keep it happy. Let's face it... no-one wants to deal with a stinky blow-out.

Ever wonder what happens to everything that goes down the drain? How to keep Gordon the good guy happy and Barry the Bad guy away? How to stop The Ugly Truth from rearing its even uglier head? Read on on to better understand what happens when you turn on the tap, flush and pull the plug.



Say hi to Gordon. Gordon the Good Bacteria is here to save the day. He’s working bacterial miracles down your drain. Fighting the bad guys and keeping things smelling sweet.

Cleaning products from the Enviroplus range give him pro-biotic superpowers. Ignored and abused, he loses his will to live and gets defeated by Barry, the Bad Bacteria.


Barry is your frenemy*, smells great, says all the right things, behaves perfectly in public...but behind your back he’s working hard to make life miserable in your ATU and make life miserable for you.

You might know him as oxygen bleach, detergent, baby wipes, fats and oils including some essential oils. It's vital to know what your pouring down your sink and how it's going to affect the biology in you ATU. 

Click through to our comprehensive list of what NOT to put down your drains.

*(A frenemy is a friend that is really an enemy).


The Ugly Truth is just that. The ugly, inconvenient and smelly reality of things gone wrong in your ATU. It’s making it’s presence felt - all through the house. Let’s face it, no-one wants to meet this guy. Ever.

So how do you keep this Baddie away? Firstly, by keeping your Ecowater Services quarterly maintenance up-to-date. Secondly, use household cleaning products and toilet paper that supercharge the good bacteria working hard in your ATU.

Ecowater Services uses and recommends Enviroplus. This small change can make a really big difference to the health of your ATU and save you money in the long-term.