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How do I know if my wastewater system is working properly?

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You can test your sewer system by flushing a toilet or running a tap. Water should run freely through your drain – if it does not then a drainlayer may be required to unblock the pipes that connect to the sewer.

If you are outside the suburbs where chemical toilets and disposal tanks have been distributed and your toilet is flushing and draining away, you can use it sparingly. However, check that it isn’t draining onto you or your neighbour's property. If it is, contact a drainlayer.