Are You Considering Adopting a Sewer and Pumping Station?


For villages, small towns, and remote premises, one of the biggest challenges is ensuring that wastewater and sewerage is transported away and processed. Many remote properties and townships are simply not connected to mains sewerage lines and are not near any of the pumping stations needed to transport wastewater to be processed. In these cases, the solution may be to adopt a new sewer line and small pumping station to service local needs.

The Importance of Transporting Wastewater and Sewerage

The simple fact is that it is required under law that there be some mechanism in place for holding, transporting, and processing wastewater and sewerage. Failure to do so is noncompliant with national regulations under the Water Industry Act. This poses a challenge for settlements and premises that are unable to be, or are not, connected to mains sewerage lines.

One solution that is commonly used is to install septic tanks that hold human waste for later draining and transport by a specialist company. These tanks are typically installed underground and feature a drainage pipe and cap that can be accessed by transport trucks. Septic tanks may be used for individual premises but can also be shared by numerous residences and commercial properties.

Why You Should Consider Adopting a Sewer

As common as septic tanks are, it is clearly more practical to be using mains sewerage lines for the transport of human waste and wastewater. In cases where the mains line is not accessible or access is limited, it may be more practical to adopt a sewer line that is custom built.

The good news is that sewers for adoption design have come a long way in recent years and there are specialist companies that can be contracted to construct them. Furthermore, these custom built and installed sewer lines also typically include the following extras:

  • A contract that includes a breakdown service and a helpline
  • Expert installation that includes advice on proper drainage from the house, either through gravity or mechanical pumping systems
  • A pumping station

Small villages and remote towns may benefit greatly from adopting a sewer line and pumping station of this nature. Where an installed sewer line is distant from the mains sewer line, it is possible to install micro-pumping stations to move the waste down the line to where it can intersect with the main sewer line. In some cases, a large pumping station may also be installed to service multiple dwellings or other premises.

In many cases, housing development officials and civil engineers take advantage of sewer and pumping station adoption so that they can properly service the needs of residents in new development areas. This ensures that regulations are being followed and that people are able to live and operate in a sanitary environment.