How to avoid a Callout
Top tips for looking after your Alternative Wastewater Treatment Unit from Ecowater Services - Western Australia’s leading service provider to homeowners and businesses with Aerobic Treatment Units.
Follow the Do's and the Don'ts
- THINK What am I putting down my drain? Medicine, fats, oils, paint, alcohol have no place in your ATU.
- NEVER use harsh chemicals, bleaches or disinfectants
- ALWAYS use ATU safe cleaners like Enviroplus
Read the full lis here. What you input into your ATU system will have a big impact on it's ongoing happy function.
think about how water is used
Having extra guests at your place?
The ATU system at the property is designed to manage the wastewater of a certain number of residents. In a domestic situation this is generally around 5 – 7 people. You will need to deliberately manage the water usage at times you have extra guests. For example, limiting shower times and managing how much laundry is done, when the dishwasher is use and taking deliberate steps to avoid too much water flowing through ATU over shorter timeframes.
A larger gathering or party?
If you are having extra guests for example, over the festive season, this can put too much load on the system and result in overflow, blockage and smell issues.
When lots of people use the facilities in a short time period, there may be too much water and waste being flushed through the ATU. Without the required settling time the ATU is not able to effectively process the waste and solids which can result in partially processed effluent overflowing or being reticulated. This is a public health issue.
You can avoid this happening by hiring a port-a-loo for your party and taking the load of the ATU.