Pressure sewer is a method of collecting wastewater from homes to send it for treatment. Pressure sewer is a well-established alternative to gravity sewer. One of its benefits is that rainwater and stormwater can’t flow into the network and there are no wet weather overflows to the environment. This results in sewage networks, pumping stations, storage and treatment facilities that are six to eight times smaller than a traditional centralised gravity fed network.
Pressure sewer is suited to difficult ground conditions, such as rock and high water tables.
There are more than 50,000 properties currently being serviced using pressure sewer in Australia and many more under construction.