Living on a property in the countryside has many benefits. It’s quiet, the natural scenery is stunning and the local communities are friendly and accommodating. However, it also means that you’re often too far away to be connected to the nearest town’s water mains.
Whether you are a rural landowner looking to build a house, or a homeowner who already lives in Australia’s countryside, you may consider a wastewater treatment system for your property. This type of home sewage treatment system works much more efficiently than a standard septic tank and allows you to reuse treated grey and blackwater on your lawns and gardens.
In this article, we take a closer look at the many advantages of using an aerated wastewater treatment system, and what kind of homes it can service.
Considerations when purchasing a home wastewater treatment system
How many people live in your home?
The first thing you will need to think about when choosing a wastewater system for your property is how many people it will need to service. This will determine the size of the tank. As a guide, a 6000L wastewater treatment system such as the Ubi Aqua is suitable for a household of up to eleven people.
The advantage of choosing an aerated wastewater system over a septic tank is that it processes your grey and blackwater quicker. The Ubi Aqua can treat approximately 2000L of wastewater a day! So if you regularly entertain large groups of people for community meetings, family get-togethers or over holiday periods, your home sewage system will be well-equipped to handle shock loads. Goodbye porta-potty hire, hello super-efficient wastewater treatment!
How large are your gardens and lawns?
If you have a large yard and an avid green thumb, you could benefit from reusing the treated water generated from your system. You do not need to redirect the effluent to a soakaway for further organic treatment; it’s ready to be reused on your garden as soon as it leaves the tank!
You will need to carefully consider what types of plants will thrive from the water that your sewage facility generates, but planning a garden bed always requires this kind of forethought! When you recycle your wastewater, you don’t have to worry about your beloved garden suffering during times of drought, either. For this reason, investing in an aerated wastewater system could mean that your rainwater tanks don’t need to be so large. Recycling wastewater is better for the environment and better for your home!
What do you want your house and yard to look like?
Talk to any rural homeowner, and they will tell you that practicality and functionality are often at the top of their list of must-have features when considering water and wastewater solutions for their property. But there’s a reason why you’ve chosen to invest in a country home, and we would bet our bottom dollar that it’s because the experience of watching the sunset over rolling hills on your back deck is next to none.
Obviously, you don’t want some ghastly septic tank blocking those views. The Ubi Aqua is the forerunner in wastewater treatment systems for this very reason. It’s practical, functional, convenient and very discreet in design. The entire system is installed underground, with only the lid, blower and controller visible in your yard. So you can soak those views until your heart’s content without any ugly eyesores.
What are the laws regarding wastewater treatment systems in your state of residence?
Lastly, remember that laws regarding the installation, maintenance and structure of residential wastewater treatment systems may vary from state to state. It’s essential to ensure that you are following compliance when installing a system on your property.
Legislation around Australia is getting tougher for septics tanks. Ubi Aqua is at the forefront of of quality and design, and you can contact our helpful team to confirm Ubi Aqua is state-approved in your area.