1st February, 2023

Sewer and Stormwater Rehabilitation

Stormwater relining Brisbane by Emu pipe relining

Sewer and stormwater drains and pipe systems are one of the most important things that holds society together as we know it. Without these systems indoor plumbing in every home wouldn’t exist and rain would have nowhere to go, flooding our streets.

So it’s important to make sure that these pipes are in good working order at all times.

Luckily, the team at Emu. Plumbing. Pipe Relining. Gas has a lot of experience with these types of pipes! We’ve seen (and repaired) a lot of sewer and stormwater pipes so we can help you make the right decision for your plumbing.


How to Prevent Stormwater & Sewer Drain Issues

While there will always be damage that unfortunately can’t be prevented, there are a few things that you can do to help reduce your plumbing’s risk of issues occurring. These can be quite simple and if you’re on top of your maintenance you should be able avoid having unnecessary blockages or damage.

  • Ensure that you’re only flushing toilet paper. Nothing else should ever go into your toilet – even if the kitty litter says it’s flushable, it’s not!
  • Keep your drainage points clear of build-up and debris to prevent clogging in other parts of your stormwater drainage system.
  • Check down-pipes and gutters for foreign objects that need to be removed. This could be building materials, stones, tennis balls, weeds or other plant matter.
  • Once a year have your stormwater drainage system professionally water jetted to clear all debris and identify underlying problems.


Stormwater relining job completed by Emu Pipe Relining Brisbane


How to Repair Stormwater & Sewer Drain Issues

Water jetting is the most common service we use to resolve stormwater drainage issues. Water jetting unblocks and cleans debris from pipes that might be creating an undesirable odour. Regular water jetting is also an excellent preventative maintenance measure that significantly decreases costly damages, such as those caused by the unmaintained growth of tree roots.

Once those pipes are clean, we use the latest CCTV drain inspection technology to evaluate the condition of your stormwater or sewer drainage system. This gives us a clear image so that we can identify issues within your pipes, including cracks or external damage. Armed with this information, we’ll provide a solution to repair any damage and help put a plan in place to prevent recurrences.

This process is fast, effective and saves you money as we can quickly and accurately gather the information that we need to problem-solve the best repair and maintenance strategy.

If our CCTV inspections find any cracks in your system, our revolutionary pipe relining service offers technology that repairs your stormwater drainage system without excavation, trenching or downtime.

Simply put, we insert a new, incredibly strong silicate or epoxy resin lining into the affected areas of the pipe. This essentially creates a new section of pipe within your stormwater drainage system that repairs any identified cracks, leaks or breaches.

We pride ourselves as being a leading pipe relining team in Brisbane. We attribute this to our engagement within the industry and prioritisation of research into emerging tools and technologies. Our focus is to offer our customers the best possible solutions for their stormwater and sewer drain issues. Plus, we are so confident in the quality of our work we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all services.


Pipe relining for stormwater drains


Should you Repair or Replace Stormwater & Sewer Drain Issues?

Once we’ve surveyed the pipes and pinpointed where the damage is, what the damage is and what has caused it, then we can know what the best option for you is. No two jobs are the same, so we’ll always make sure we know everything about your damage before giving our advice on next steps.


We’ll often recommend pipe relining when:
  • Your pipes are very deep and excavation isn’t an option
  • Your pipes are awkwardly positions and getting to them will cause even more damage
  • The damage is somewhere that’s dangerous to access. We don’t want to be using heavy machinery to excavate on slopes, embankments or underneath walls.


We’ll recommend replacement when:
  • Your pipes are severely damaged. We can’t reline the inside of pipe that has lost so much structural integrity it barely looks like a pipe anymore!
  • Your pipes are close to the surface and easy to access.
  • Your pipes are surrounding by very dense roots and are so badly blocked clearing these is no longer cost effecting



Do you think you may have a broken sewer or stormwater pipe?

Request a quote online or give us a call on 07 3358 3201.

Google Rating
Based on 61 reviews



  • “Emu Plumbing used latest technology combined with their considerable experience to creatively problem solve”

    We cannot fault Tony and the team at Emu Plumbing. We had a very complex reline of a long combine sewer that had plagued us for decades. Emu Plumbing used latest technology combined with their considerable experience to creatively problem solve over four days of hard yakka. It was over 36 degrees! The team were professional, courteous and went the extra mile to do the job. After three days on site they left the place clean and tidy as if they were never there. We would recommend Emu Plumbing without reservation.

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Alan and Lesley C
  • “Thank you so much for a hassle free pipe repair”

    Emu plumbing were the most prompt and competitive in pricing for an under slab pipe repair; which a few other companies actually declined as it was quite a complicated job. Tony from Emu Plumbing attended site with a “can do” attitude and completed the job after a long and tough day. I returned home to find the work area spotless. Thoroughly recommend Emu plumbing. Thank you so much for a hassle free pipe repair.
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
    Jason G
  • “Tony from Emu plumbing restored my faith in people.”

    Tony from Emu plumbing restored my faith in people. I contacted him after being quoted $13K to fix our sewer line by another company. Tony spent time with me on the phone going through all possible options to address this issue more economically. He then offered to come and inspect the sewer line at no cost. It turned out we did not have to do anything. Tony has found in us a client for life instead of a quick buck. We would be recommending him to all our friends and family.

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Tim C
  • “I am, and will continue to recommend Emu Plumbing for any re-line and general plumbing work.”


    We had a particularly tricky job on a site with extremely difficult access. Tony and Niles quickly investigated and set forward to fix the issue. When plan A didn’t go exactly to plan Tony took full control and delivered a brilliant outcome. He arranged machine access through our fully landscaped property, went over and above to ensure the problem was fixed, and left our property almost as he found it. I am, and will continue to recommend Emu Plumbing for any re-line and general plumbing work. Their customer service second to none.

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Mark M, Cooper Property Group
  • “The team arrived on time and completed their work with obvious care and skill”

    We are extremely happy with the work of the team.  Alistair, Niall and Tye arrived on time and completed their work with obvious care and skill.  They were happy to show us the progression of the work and left the site clean and tidy.  Also, The guy who did the initial inspection and quote displayed similar professionalism (sorry I didn’t remember his name).  They are all a credit to your firm.

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    B & J Hancock
  • “In a league of your own! ”

    Both Iréna and I wish to convey our most sincere thanks for you and your team’s swift and professional resolution to our recent plumbing challenges. We could not praise Alistair and Niles more highly for their incredible technical capabilities, their client focus and their well developed interpersonal and communication skills.

    It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with such a progressive organization as Emu Plumbing. What this rather long-running issue that we have been grappling with over several years, and having engaged numerous other “so-called plumbing professionals”, has proven to us is that there are plumbers and then there is your team….in a league of your own!

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Richard G
  • “Honest and upfront on saving me money”

    Professional and polite tradesmen. Honest and upfront on saving me money by suggesting alternative solution (dig up ended up being cheaper than reline). Will definitely use them again in future.

    I was impressed with them providing photos of the job as it progressed all packaged up.

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Alex W
  • “Definitely will be using Emu again!”

    Great detailed information on the drain inspection report! Definitely will be using Emu again.

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Luke S, Go Green Solutions
  • “Do yourself a favour and call them!”

    Tony and the team at Emu Plumbing are amazing! Emergency sewer issue – no problem. His team leader, Niles, turned up the next day. Friendly, approachable, great communication, knowledgeable and hard working. Caved in sewer line was jetted to clean & clear, patch inserted and cured, in the end a hard clean clear pipe – like new. Problem fixed same day, and at a very fair price. I can’t recommend this company enough. Do yourself a favour and call them!

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Andrew H
  • “Professional, responsive, competitively priced”

    Highly recommend these guys.
    Professional, responsive, competitively priced and were very thorough in their investigations and repair. The team worked tirelessly all day, went the extra mile and stuck by their quote on job completion. I will definitely use Emu Plumbing again.

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Adam L
  • “Great to see a company these days taking responsibility for they workmanship.”

    I called Emu Plumbing to fix a broken pipe that was causing my stormwater to flood my neighbours yard.
    They came out, fix a problem, when it was discovered that there was another issue they fixed it no charge. Great to see a company these days taking responsibility for they workmanship. Thank you Tony and the team!

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Chris M
  • “Fast, responsive, knowledgeable and honest”

    Tony and team were excellent – fast, responsive, knowledgeable and honest – what more could you ask for in a tradie. Definitely recommend, and will use them again.

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Ted B
  • “Emu Plumbing won't let you down”

    If you are reading these reviews, trying to find an honest and reliable team, Emu Plumbing won’t let you down.

    Tony and his team are brilliant, they cleared and patched a severely broken storm water pipe under our carport. Niles & Jason were on time, professional and left the site clean and tidy. Can’t recommend highly enough!

    Thanks Tony & Emu team! 

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Harry S
  • “Team rectified the broken pipes and relined them to an extremly high standard on time and on budget.”

    Tony and the Emu team repaired and relined some underslab pipes that had stakes put through it on a new build. Tony was very responsive and even worked with me on potential fixes for other issues that I had. His team rectified the broken pipes and relined them to an extremly high standard on time and on budget.

    Tony provided before and after photos which was great and provided excellent reassurance that the work had been completed as required. Would not hesitate to use Emu plumbing again and even my builder has saved Emu’s details as he was unaware this type of repair was possible.

    Would recommend to anyone for prompt and profressional service.

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Dan S
  • “The Emu team arrived, promptly commenced work, and completed it with a friendly and approachable professionalism over 7 hours”

    Our plumbers had recommended Emu Plumbing as the best in the relining business. The Emu team arrived, promptly commenced work, and completed it with a friendly and approachable professionalism over 7 hours. Their quote was competitive, detailed and inclusive of explanation on how the process would be undertaken without excavation, allowing us to feel comfortable from the get-go.

    The work was to repair and reline our main stormwater line under our concrete house slab, their investigation found damage had occurred during the concrete pour some 25 years prior. Luckily, we’d not had significant issues during these years, just a slow build-up in hefty storms. With our job successfully completed, we now feel assured that we can handle any stormwater that comes our way….. good work, Tony and the Emu team.

    Steffen P

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