What We Do
The wastewater scheme at Kyeema provides the homeowner with a “flush and forget” service and requires no significant homeowner involvement. The design and layout of the scheme revolves around a Prelos effluent sewer reticulated network. This pipe network has been installed throughout the Kyeema development to transport effluent from each lot to the central treatment plants (see Fig. 1). This watertight collection system offers many advantages over traditional sewers and is now considered best practice for community systems. The treatment plant is based on the well-proven AdvanTex© treatment technology. This is a reliable and robust treatment process that consistently treats the wastewater to an advanced level. It produces a clear, odourless liquid, suitable for drip irrigation applications.
What You Need On Your Property And Why
The effluent sewer is dependent on a number of factors to ensure high performance and low maintenance.
To ensure that the effluent sewer network works properly, a specifically sized and constructed tank must be installed on each individual property to service the wastewater from the dwelling. This tank is called an on-lot interceptor tank and must also contain a specifically designed effluent filter, pump and discharge assembly and a specific control panel monitored by telemetry. The following will not only give you a better understanding of the on-lot part of the wastewater management process at Kyeema, but also provides some information to ensure the successful installation, and optimum operation of your on-lot interceptor tank.
The components that make up the on-lot component of the scheme at Kyeema are described below and include:
- Conventional gravity sewer from the dwelling to the interceptor tank inlet
- Buried fiberglass interceptor tank and equipment
- Small diameter service lateral from tank to boundary service connection
- A service connection which connects the on-lot components to the Prelos effluent sewer.
The key feature of the on-lot stage of the Prelos effluent sewer process is the interceptor tank. Its design has been optimised to ensure effective primary treatment and solids retention with minimal maintenance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I just get any tank?
NO. Only Interceptor Tanks Supplied by Kyeema Wastewater are permitted.
Will the interceptor tank smell or make a noise?
NO. When the tank is correctly installed and operating there are no offensive smells & no noise generated from the pump in the system. Note control panel placement (see below).
Are there certain things to avoid putting down the sink or toilet?
YES. It is important that you read the Do’s and Don’ts section included in this manual for a list of cleaning products to avoid and some substitutes.
Can I put anything in the tank directly?
NO. Never put anything in the tank. Refer to the Do’s and Don’ts section of this manual.
How often should the tank be pumped out and who is responsible for this?
The interceptor tank and filter equipment are engineered to require pump out only every 8-12 years for normal use. Kyeema Wastewater will monitor this and arrange pump outs when required subject to the system being used by the Homeowner in accordance with this manual.
If a pump out is required due to misuse by the Homeowner the Homeowner will be required to reimburse Kyeema Wastewater for all costs associated with the pump out.
Who does the servicing of the interceptor tanks and how often?
Preventative maintenance and inspection should be undertaken by Innoflow Australia, the authorised service provider, on an annual basis.
What do I do if an alarm goes off?
Notify Kyeema Wastewater without delay.
Is there a problem if there is a power cut?
The tank has over 24 hours emergency storage and so a power outage should have no effect unless it lasts for several days.
Who should I call if I think there is something wrong with the interceptor tank?
Call Kyeema Wastewater. Their details should be filled in on the “Important System Details and Contacts” form, included in this manual.
Can you install the control panel anywhere?
The control panel should be installed as close as possible to the interceptor tank.