Septic tank problems can be the cause of various issues for homeowners with some of the most common problems being associated with odour nuisance, flooding or causing pollution in ditches and streams.

Septic tanks can be in the form of a traditionally built tank from either brick or concrete, or in the form of a prefabricated tank.  Problems can be experienced with all types of septic tank and all septic tanks are designed to promote the growth of anaerobic micro-organisms which partially degrade the receiving wastewater.