Sewage is waste matter generated by our community. This can include such things as human waste (faecal matter, urine etc), domestic, commercial and industrial waste. Domestic sewage consists of everything that goes down the plughole in the kitchen, bathroom, toilet and laundry. Stormwater and sewerage plans for individual properties are available from Council's Planning & Environment department.
To ensure a healthy environment DON'T put the following down the drain:
- Grease and Oils: Things like fats, cooking oil, engine oil or degreasers, solvents or other products that contain grease. Collect these in a container and dispose of them at the designated place at the Waste Transfer Station. Food premises such as restaurants should regularly clean their grease traps to ensure that they function properly and don't block up.
- Food Scraps: Put food scraps in the garbage or compost them.
- Nappies/Sanitary Napkins/Contraceptive Devices: Wrap these up and put them in the garbage.
- Paper Products: All paper products besides used toilet paper should go in the garbage.
- Toxic/Flammable Materials: Dispose of these at the designated place at the Waste Transfer Station.
- Lint and Hair: Use filters on all drain grates (eg sink, shower, bath etc) and washing machine outlet hoses. Collect lint and hair and put it in the garbage.
- Pet Droppings: Wrap up these and put them in the garbage.
- Stormwater: All stormwater (eg roof water) from your property should discharge into the stormwater system and not the sewerage system. Make sure the downpipes from your roof are correctly connected to the stormwater network.