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Sewer and Stormwater Drains

Don’t Put Your Home at Risk! Avoid Flooding or Health Hazards from Bad Sewer or Stormwater Drains. Get Them Cleaned and Inspected for Better Peace of Mind…


Contrary to popular belief sewer and stormwater drains are two very different and completely independent, separate plumbing drainage systems.

What Are Sewer Drains?

A Toddler ripping up toilet paper in bathroom installed by Whywait PlumbingSewer drains or house drains collect waste water from your plumbing fixtures such as your toilet and are classified as either grey water or black water discharge.

The house drains connect to the council common sewer effluent system or in areas with no council sewer to an on-site waste water management system or septic system.

Common house plumbing fixture’s connected to a sewer are:

  • toilets
  • showers
  • vanity basins
  • bidets or bidettes
  • baths
  • laundry tubs
  • clothes washing machines
  • dishwashers
  • kitchens sinks
  • waste disposal units

Common plumbing fixture’s in commercial buildings in addition to common house fixture’s that connect to trade waste, sewer or house drains are:

  • bar sink
  • commercial deep bowl double or single pot or utility sinks
  • laboratory sink
  • glass washing machine
  • cleaners sink
  • urinals
  • drinking fountain
  • bain marie cabinets
  • instrument sterilizers and autoclaves
  • refrigeration and freezer units
  • air conditioning units
  • bedpan washers
  • commercial washing machine
  • commercial dish washer
  • autopsy table
  • dental unit
  • potato peeler
  • grease traps
  • sanitary napkin disposal unit
  • slop hopper
  • swimming pool filtration back wash

What Are Stormwater Drains?

replacing broken stormwater drains at 50 Cavill Avenue by Whywait Plumbing

Grayson Taylor replacing damaged stormwater drains at 50 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Stormwater drains are the drains that prevent your home from flooding from rain water infiltration.

Essentially stormwater drains protect your property and are:

  •  roof drainage systems
  • surface drainage systems
  • subsoil drainage systems

Storm water drains generally collect rainwater runoff from roofs, paths, patios, ground runoffs, aggi pipes and more. The water is then piped to the street or into pits where it ultimately ends up in rivers or lakes that flow out to the ocean.

Stormwater drainage systems are critical infrastructure protecting homes and businesses. On the Gold Coast the stormwater drainage system protects property and roads from the heavy summer rainfall and the frequent flash flooding.

In fact poorly designed, installed and maintained stormwater drains are far more likely to cause flooding during heavy rainfall events than anything else.

Maintaining Sewer and Stormwater Drains

In Queensland the law and associated regulations plus Australian Standards for the installation of sewer drains is much stricter than those for the installation of stormwater drain. This is due to the importance of hygiene and the enormous inconvenience caused by a malfunctioning sewer system.

Whywait Plumbing Services place huge importance on installing, servicing, maintaining or repairing both sewer and stormwater drains to a standard that exceeds the required regulations.

Due to our specialised training, specialised equipment and vast experience in maintaining, unblocking and repairing drains  we have the knowledge on how a drain should be installed or repaired that will help avoid any future problems.

At Whywait we guarantee professional drain clearing to fix it right the first time.  We call it the Whywait difference:

  • We clear and clean the drainage line with our high pressure water jetrodding unit;
  • We inspect the drain with our CCTV drain camera to locate the reason for the blockage;
  • We pinpoint with our electronic tracking unit the exact location of the problem area;
  • We offer you a permanent solution to repair the drain.

For immediate help with blocked or overflowing drains or any related problems, contact Whywait Plumbing today…job done!

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