Each time you flush the toilet or wash something down the drain, you create sewage, also known as wastewater. It contains all the deject you see as well as all the harmful bacteria that you don’t. Human waste naturally contains coliform bacteria – for example, E. coli – and other bacteria that can cause diseases.
Once water becomes infected with these bacteria, it becomes a health hazard. It contains suspended solids and chemicals that affect the environment and can be very harmful to anyone in contact with it, so next time you need a new sewer line or repairs to an existing system, don’t touch the poo. Call us and we will touch it for you.
See also grey water systems for a greener version of a sewer system.