Pressure Sewer Systems

Pressure sewerage systems are generally located in areas where a conventional gravity system is not a viable servicing option. 

Pressure Sewer System Unit Lid photo

Pressure sewer systems operate like a normal sewerage system taking waste liquids from your toilet, sink, shower, bath, dishwasher and washing machine and transferring it to the reticulation system or treatment plant.

Your pressure sewer system has been installed so that we can access it for any maintenance or repairs.  The system and all relating components are owned and maintained by Shoalhaven Water and at no times are they to be adjusted, serviced, or relocated by any persons other than Shoalhaven Water operations staff.

What to do if the alarm sounds

If the alarm function has been activated, here’s what to do:

Try turning the alarm off by pressing the mute button underneath the alarm panel. Monitor the flashing light, if it is still active after an hour, then call us. 

Do not attempt to repair the unit yourself. The system has a 24-hour emergency storage capacity so any repairs will be carried out within the 24-hour period. At this time, you should try to minimise the amount of wastewater going into the system. 

Report a problem

If the wastewater within your house becomes slow to drain, you may have a sewer blockage. Use our online application to report any blockages or faults. 

We will investigate the problem and:

  • If the problem is in the system, we will clear the blockage
  • If the problem is in your internal lines, we will notify you to contact a plumber.

Additional information

To avoid blockages and damage to the pressure sewer system, the following items should not be placed in the system:

PSS items to avoid