Willawong is an outer suburb of Brisbane and is situated 16 kilometres south of the CBD. The Places Name Board gave the official name to the suburb in 1970.This suburb has one of the Brisbane Transport bus depots located within the suburb.The suburb’s name is a local word meaning the junction of two creeks. The suburb’s boundary is mostly defined by the course of the two creeks, Oxley Creek and Blunder Creek.
Due to the nature of the region, long and mature tree roots thrive underground which continuously search for food and water. One common cause of blocked drains in the suburb is tree root ingress. Poorly fitted and stepped joints as well as poorly fixed pipe connections underground can lead to leaks and openings. Tree roots find its way to these openings and develop until they permanently block water from flowing. Leaves and other debris from trees are also hovered and brought to drainages which can obstruct sewages until they flood areas. Occupants and home dwellers contribute to drainage issues initiated inside homes. Grease and oil creates fatty residues which sticks in the walls of pipes and narrows the water lines until they shoot dirtier water to the source. Blockages caused by paper and toilet products flushed down drains and hair strands mixed with soap suds can form a difficult blockage in bathrooms and toilets which entail immediate action.
As soon as Willawong residents find out these issues in their drain and sewage systems, don’t hesitate to call DCB on 07 3667 8003.