Greywater Sullage Holding Tank Cleaning (Pumpout, Pumping, Removal, Pump out, suck out, clean out etc.)
Greywater sullage holding tanks catch wastewater (greywater) which exits your shower, bath, laundry sink and washing machine. Greywater holding tank units are installed at premises which are not connected to council sewerage. These units consist of the tank with a submersible pump partially elevated toward the bottom which pumps out the cleaner water, while retaining the silt and dirt particles (called sludge). The water which exits the greywater sullage holding tank will either travel to a sprinkler system or to a greywater purple sullage hose where it is watered onto the lawn/paddock. Premises which do not have a greywater holding tank will usually have their greywater diverted to underground dispersion pipes called “absorption/aspiration trenches / drain fields”.
As the sludge accumulates at the bottom of the greywater sullage holding tank, it will eventually submerge the pump in sludge, causing hose blockages, pump breakdown or burnout. Also, the more accumulated sludge in the tank, the greater smell the greywater holding tank will emanate. To lengthen the submersible pump life and reduce odours, council recommends pumping out greywater holding tanks every 6 to 12 months.
Lee’s Liquid Waste Services offers free reminder calls to let you know when your greywater sullage holding tank is due for pumpout. Please click here to add your houshold to our regular greywater holding tank cycle, or feel free to phone us on 3206 4844. We look forward to hearing from you.