Public health and safety concerns over high fail rates

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Public health and safety concerns over high fail rates

A recent discussion paper published by the Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW) highlights serious concerns for public health and safety over failure rates of on-site wastewater treatment plants.

The report states that up to 80 per cent of on-site wastewater treatment plants are under-performing posing a serious risk to the health of Queensland families.

“This cannot only lead to upset stomachs, but can also lead to more serious conditions caused by bacteria and viruses. Children are particularly at risk when they play in areas that are polluted by the discharge from poorly serviced or maintained on-site sewerage treatment plants,” DHPW 2014.

The DHPW Building Codes Queensland attributes the failure of on-site sewerage systems largely to mechanical failure, lack of regular servicing and design issues.

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References: Department of Housing and Public Works, Building Codes Queensland, 2014, Review of the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 Discussion Paper, http://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/ReviewOfThePlumbingAndDrainageAct2002DiscussionPaper.pdf

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