Or read below to learn some simple things you can do inside and outside your home to prevent problems occurring in the future.
During storms, cyclones and heavy wet weather, our sewer network can be overloaded with large volumes of stormwater. This can cause sewage overflows and these can happen on your property.
What is Unitywater doing to help?
Our team is inspecting our sewerage infrastructure and your outdoor connections in certain areas during our sewer network testing. During this testing, we'll be using a machine to blow non-toxic smoke into the sewer pipes to identify infrastructure defects (this is known as smoke testing). Check the list of suburbs we are currently working in.
Here's what you can do to help minimise sewage overflows:
If you're the property owner, you are responsible for all the pipe work and plumbing fixtures on your private property, and for any associated blockages and problems that may occur. (Any leaks, cracks or bursts in pipes on public land - like the roadside or footpath - are Unitywater's responsibility.)
To prevent issues with your toilets and pipes, you should regularly check and maintain your plumbing, and also be aware of the location of your pipes when planting or digging in your garden: