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 firstname.lastname@example.org.