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If your property has been affected by fire, a licensed plumber or service technician should assess your septic system for safety and function. If you use a damaged system, there’s a risk that sewage could back up into your house or garden. This could cause a human health and pollution risk.

This fact sheet contains information about fire-impacted onsite wastewater management systems (commonly known as septic tanks).

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23 January 2020

Reviewed 31 August 2023