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6th August, 2019

SA Water Requirement – The new WasteId System and does Nitschke comply?

SA Water Requirement – The new WasteId System and does Nitschke comply?

ABSOLUTELY! The team here at Nitschke Liquid Waste is dedicated to providing the very best to our customers, and we are committed to ensuring we maintain the highest standard of service in grease trap cleaning and pumping. Our liquid waste operators are now fully trained to comply with this new SA Water requirement.

We believe that it is important for our customers to understand the new guidelines provided by SA Water, and what it means for you. Basically, this new system means customers will be required to use a licensed hauler to transport their waste to a licensed disposal facility, as and when required by SA Water, to have fewer fat chokes in the sewerage network. The SA Water website has information available at https://www.sawater.com.au/business/trade-and-liquid-hauled-waste/trade-waste/grease-arrestor-maintenance-app regarding the maintenance of your grease trap, and the new QR2id/WasteId system, which can be either viewed online or downloaded.

Most businesses with a pre-treatment grease trap device would have received a letter recently outlining the new system, and how SA Water will be managing this for you. They will essentially be providing you with a notice that your grease trap needs to be cleaned, and give you a set time period to organise this to be done.

SA Water is responsible for providing the QR2id tags (or barcode) for all pre-treatment grease trap devices (grease trap/arrestors etc) and every one of these devices will be tagged with their unique ID to be monitored under the new system. You, our customer, are responsible for having a registered hauler to provide your service, and we, your registered hauler, are responsible for making sure our vehicles are tagged to accurately record the collection and disposal data.

 

SA Water is responsible for providing the recommended frequency of service to you. This information is also available via the WasteID app, and that is how often you should be having your grease trap cleaned. We can make the process much easier when it comes to your grease arrestor maintenance by managing the schedule for your grease trap cleaning, and by using the QR2id app to scan the tag. When the tag is scanned, it electronically uploads the confirmation of service into the WasteID program, which is the platform that collects and holds the service information. This confirms to SA Water that the grease trap has been pumped out, and transported by a registered hauler, and then ultimately disposed of at a licensed facility.  This is an extremely important process to make sure everyone is compliant, which results in having a cleaner sewer system in South Australia, which in turn benefits all South Australian residents.

The new process also aids in eliminating some of those “cowboys” in the industry who will promise to clean your grease trap for a fraction of the cost of what others may charge, but in doing so will spend only a fraction of the time on your service. This means you get a sub-par clean which may result in an overflow situation resulting in lost income for your business, and in addition to the inconvenience this may cause for you and your workers, it also means that often the waste is not disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. This non-compliant type of service means the EPA and SA Water need to monitor things more closely which causes SA Water to have to audit more frequently at additional cost to each customer.

We are a local South Australian family business, servicing all metro Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, and the surrounding areas such as the Fleurieu Peninsula, rural northern areas such as Two Wells, Gawler and into the Barossa for all liquid waste services including Adelaide Hills septic pumping, trade waste, oily water as well as grease trap pumping.

23rd May, 2018

Keep Your Septic Systems Functioning Properly with Regular Septic Pumping

Many Australians might not be familiar with septic tanks and systems. In addition, they might not even be aware of how these systems function. This is especially so for people living in urban areas of Adelaide. But, a large number of homes and communities in Northern Adelaide rely on these systems extensively. These communities do not have access to the council sewer lines. Thus, they use septic systems for meeting their sewage and drainage needs.

 

In urban areas, the proximity of residential and commercial properties makes it easier to design a complex network of sewer systems and pipelines. But, in rural areas, properties are often quite distant from others in the vicinity. Hence, the cost and distance factors make it hard to build similar sewer systems. As a result, these communities construct septic systems in their properties. And, they hire septic cleaning companies in Virginia or elsewhere to clean and maintain these tanks regularly.

 

What Are Septic Tanks?

 

For the uninitiated, septic tanks are a holding or containing chamber. They contain all the wastewater that comes forth from a residential property. So, all the pipes in the property that carry outflowing water from the house, inevitably lead to the septic tank. These pipes carry the water from the toilets, showers, dishwashers, sinks and showers to a central pipeline. This pipeline pumps the wastewater into one end of the septic tank.

 

It follows that the wastewater entering the septic tank will contain all the liquid waste that comes from the house. So, once the wastewater enters the tank, gravitational forces begin to act on it. The solid waste material in the wastewater will invariably sink to the bottom. Similarly, water and greasy waste will float to the top. So, when new wastewater enters the septic tank, it will force the separated water out into the drain field. At this point, the drain field will serve to act as an additional filter. It will let the water and its nutrients percolate into the ground. At the same time, it will ensure that any sedimentary matter remains at ground level.

 

When people install septic systems, they will ensure that the system has adequate space for three main components. These comprise the home’s plumbing system, the septic tank and the drain field (or the soil treatment area). All three components will need to function properly at all times. Only then will the system be capable of treating and disposing of the wastewater effectively. This is why septic tank installers design these systems meticulously. Over time, homeowners will require septic pump outs in their Two Wells or Angle Vale properties. This is essential for ensuring that the septic system functions perfectly.

 

What Septic System Services Do Septic Tank Owners in Rural Areas Typically Require?

 

Nothing lasts forever. Neither will any object or system continue to work for indefinite spans of time. Similarly, it is worth highlighting that no septic system can work without proper maintenance. So, every few years or so, you will need to contact professionals for repairing, pumping out or cleaning the septic system. Some of the essential septic services that you will need over time include:

 

  • Septic Pumping Services: Septic desludging services are quite common in One Tree Hill, Ward Belt and the adjoining areas. When professionals pump out the septic system, they will eliminate the sludge that has accumulated within the system over time. This sludge will probably never make its way to the drain field. Hence, your septic tank will require regular desludging.
  • Septic Drain Cleaning Services: No one likes having clogged drains on their properties. Such drains will often lead to a wide range of problems. For instance, clogged drains in your bathrooms will mean that it could take ages for the water to flow out of the drains in your sinks and showers. At the same time, clogged drains could also affect the functioning of your septic system. In some cases, it could impede your system from processing wastewater properly. Regular cleaning of the drains could ensure that your drains remain clean and free from debris and other sediments.
  • Septic Repairing Services: With the passage of time, septic tanks might need some repairs. Professionals pay great attention when it comes to designing septic systems. Similarly, they are the ones who will be able to make your septic system functional once again. Consult them for repairing the tank in case you:
    • Notice your toilets and sinks experiencing frequent back-up issues
    • Come across soggy and wet areas near the drain field area on your property or,
    • Encounter a foul smell or odour near the septic tank

 

Consulting septic system professionals to inspect your septic tank regularly is worthwhile. Their observations could help you prevent the issue from exacerbating further. Their expertise might save you from spending lots of money for costly repairs in the future.

 

Nitschke Liquid Waste – The Leading Providers of Septic Cleaning Services in Williamstown and Lewiston

 

If you have a septic system on your property and need it repaired or cleaned, think of Nitschke Liquid Waste. A South Australian family owned and operated company, we specialise in disposing of liquid waste. It is worth mentioning that we have over 20 years of experience in the business. This enables us to offer premium-quality services at competitive prices. Unlike other companies, we offer reliable and cost-effective services. From cleaning your grease traps to pumping out septic tanks, our team can do it all. Not surprisingly, we are the liquid waste removal experts in South Australia. Whether you reside in Gawler or Two Wells, we can provide prompt and dependable services. Check out all our services here.

environment friendly liquid waste management
12th September, 2016

Make your Liquid Waste Practice Environmentally Friendly

Liquid waste has the potential to seriously harm the environment, soils, plants, animals and human health. As a business that handles liquid waste, it is your responsibility to ensure doesn’t threaten the surrounding environment. This might mean selecting the right liquid waste removalist or simply educating your employees on how to respond to a spill correctly.

 

Here are the steps to ensuring you are treating your liquid waste in an environmentally sustainable way.

 

Septic Pumping Angle Vale
28th June, 2016

What are Aerobic Systems?

Appearing in the last ten years, aerobic systems are a new technology to remove septic waste. Depending on the manufacturer, aerobic septic waste can come under a variety of different names, such as Biocycle, Eco cycle and Enviro cycle. Most of the tanks used for the system are 7500 litres in volume, and according to manufacturer guidelines need to be emptied every four years. The aerobic system is a smaller scale sewage treatment that is similar to the septic tank system, however uses an aerobic process for digestion rather than just the anaerobic process.

grease trap cleaning adelaide - nitschke liquid waste
4th May, 2016

Why your grease trap needs to be serviced

If you’re a food retailer, you probably have a grease trap on your premises that needs to be emptied regularly.

 

Because commercial kitchens in restaurants and shopping centres generate large volumes of liquid food waste, there are a few reasons that it’s important that your grease trap is operating properly all the time—and why it’s just as important to schedule regular servicing to maintain it in good working order.

Septic Pumping Redwood Park Adelaide
26th October, 2015

Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Grease Traps

Washing up after a meal is not one of the most looked forward to activities in many households throughout South Australia. However, many people often forget that their kitchen sinks are useful for transporting the wash water to the drains, not scraps of rubbish. As such, it is hardly surprising that many people end up pouring waste cooking oil down the drain. Or, they could even scrape the waste off their plates into the sink. This practice could be quite costly over time.

Septic Tank Pumping St Agnes
3rd September, 2015

Prevent Septic Pump-Outs with Regular Septic Tank Treatment

The South Australia Water Authority (or SA Water) is responsible for collecting and treating wastewater in the larger towns of South Australia, such as Adelaide. But many small townships abound throughout the state of South Australia. These townships cannot reap the benefits of availing the services offered to major towns by SA Water. So, the local councils in these townships bear the responsibility of managing the wastewater generated in these townships. They typically achieve this via Septic Tank Effluent Disposal Schemes (STEDS).

Septic Pumping Wineries Adelaide Hills
26th May, 2015

Dealing with Wine Waste

Drinking wine has been very popular in Australia for several years. On many occasions, it serves as a perfect social drink. But whether you drink wine in the company of a close friend or serve it at a party, it often serves to make the occasion more memorable.

Septic and Grease trap cleaning
15th May, 2015

How a Grease Trap Works

Many homeowners would be aware of how dirty their kitchen can get. Cooking in the kitchen does end up generating a lot of dirt and waste, especially liquid waste. If you were to leave the kitchen without cleaning it, you might end up having to deal with a host of issues. However, cleaning a domestic kitchen is simple enough. This is because domestic kitchens will usually have a specific number of users. Cleaning up a commercial kitchen though, is an entirely different ballgame.