A stormwater drainage system that is not properly maintained will cause a lot of flooding and damage to your property.
A catchpit or cesspit is a stormwater device comprised of a grate, small chamber and sediment trap. The chamber will have an inlet pipe and an outlet pipe, designed to help with drainage. These might be located off a road, in boggy lawns or in driveways and the like. Catchpits/cesspits have a grate on top designed to let the rainwater in and to try and stop everything else, but of course this isn’t usually the case. Leaves, sediment and litter are the common culprits that slip in and cause problems.
Stormwater also naturally carries solids with it (dirt etc) that settle at the bottom of a catchpit/cesspits. Without regular maintenance, this sediment can build up and cause blockages which will lead to compromised drainage and flooding.
If your cesspit isn’t maintained properly with a vacuum and hydro-flush, it will block up and often lead to overflow.
Regular maintenance also plays an important role in the protection of our waterways, including New Zealand’s stunning rivers and beaches. Failure to maintain our stormwater systems can cause environmental issues and can be harmful to aquatic life.
We recommend having cesspits vacuumed out and the lines hydro-flushed once a year to prevent overflowing. HydroVac can inspect and set a regular service cycle for your stormwater drainage based on the current condition of your system and how much debris has built up. Call us now for an obligation-free quote.
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