How Can I Find Out Where My Sewer Lines Are?

Sewerage conversionThere are a few different reasons to why you may need to know where sewer connections can be found. It is good knowledge to be informed about the locations for any future works that might need doing.

When you have moved into a new home or town you might not be aware of where the sewer connections might be located. Contacting your local Water Corporation or visiting the website and going into “My Water” to search for your address or you can login to Buildernet and lodge an EPlan request to obtain water mains and sewer junctions at the property for a small purchase price.

What Are the Best Steps Finding My Sewer?

  • Check with previous owners
  • Find out where the septic tank is
  • Check with your local council or water corporation

Check with Previous Owners

If you have purchased a home from previous home owners, documentation of plans may show where the sewer lines are but if not, this could be a question to ask along with what kind of sewerage systems the property uses.

Find Out Where the Septic Tank Is

Septic tank doneSome housing will show easily enough where the lines lead to the sewerage tank and it should lead in a straight line from the house to the location of the tank. Gain access to the tank by using a wooden stake and scratch around the area to search where the line might be. The depth could be anywhere from 12-14 inches under the ground surface.

Check with Your Local Council or Water Corporation

Contacting your local council for plans on septic can be helpful as they have zoning for areas and they will keep sewer lines and property maps for their location of underground facilities when needed.

If You Would Like to Know More About Sewer Conversions or Sewer Piping, Contact the Professionals in the Plumbing Industry, Mainline Plumbing Cheap Hot Water and Gas can make your search that much easier. Contact Bunbury on 9791 1608 or Busselton/Dunsborough 9759 1317.