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On-site wastewater systems

Septic tanks and other on-site wastewater systems often don't work properly during flooding or when the soil is very wet.

Flooding of an on-site wastewater system may lead to a back-up of sewage in the home.

On-site wastewater systems may need to be pumped out and the soil and surrounding areas need time to dry out.

If you suspect your on-site wastewater system is damaged, have it checked by a plumber.

For more information contact Environmental Health by calling 1800 095 646 or emailing envirohealth@nt.gov.au.