Water that contains human or animal metabolic waste from commercial activities such as food and agriculture, irrigation and commercial shipping. Wastewater management includes the separating, collecting, treating, storing, reuse and disposal. Improper wastewater management can have a negative impact on the environment and human health and should always be disposed of according to regulations.
Restaurants, large kitchens, and other businesses in the food and beverage industry produce a lot of grease and food solids waste every day. Grease traps stop these solid grease and light waste particles from entering our waterways and landfill.
Grease traps need regular maintenance, emptying and cleaning to ensure optimal functionality and to prevent blockages. It is important to clear out grease traps before they damage the building and pollute our environment.
A septic tank is an underground structure that uses biological decomposition and drainage processes to treat wastewater produced by bathrooms, kitchen drains and laundries. As wastewater passes through the septic tank and sewerage system, solid waste is separated and sinks to the bottom. At this point, healthy bacterial digestion occurs, reducing the quantity of solids and breaking them down into sludge. Lighter materials like grease and oil float to the surface and form a layer of crusty scum known as a scum blanket. This layer seals in air that optimises bacteria breakdown.
A pump out service is required before sludge levels reach 30% of the total volume of the sewerage or septic tank.