Perth Soakwell Specialists

Triton Plumbing, Gas and Excavations has drainage solutions for all your domestic and commercial requirements, including:

·  soakwell size, placement and instillation
·  connection to council stormwater (silt pit)
·  spoon drain installation, and
·  underground rainwater storage

When it rains, the water that hits your roof needs to go somewhere, and let’s face it, the last place you want it to go is into the roof space of your house.

Triton Plumbing, Gas and Excavations can provide you with soakwells that are the correct size for your property, are made from quality materials and are installed correctly, then you can almost forget they are there, and your driveways, garden and other outside structures can all be installed as usual.

Soakwell FAQ

1.    What is a Soakwell?

A soakwell is a product that is dug into the ground to catch rainwater and allows it to soak into the ground. Soakwells are connected to your downpipes or a grate in your driveway so when it rains the water does not flood into or near your house.

2.    Why do I need soakwells

Because it is illegal for our rainwater and pool backwash water to run into household drains that collect our wastewater.

3.    Why can’t rain just run out of my downpipes?

Most local councils require that soakwells are installed or that the property is connected to a council silt pit to catch rainwater, this is because if you don’t catch the rainwater, it can cause unwanted problems like flooding and undermining of the footings around the property, and cause hundreds or even thousands of dollars’ worth of damage.

4.    What is a silt pit?

A silt pit is a stormwater pit that is connected to the local councils stormwater drains.

Soakwell Products

Recycled Polypropylene Soakwell


  • Suitable for use under trafficable areas
  • Extra large unit tank capacity
  • Interlock vertically and horizontally for maximum stability
  • Easy on-site assembly
  • Geotextile cover to stop sand leaching
  • Using 100% recycled polypropylene material

Concrete Soakwell


  • Suitable for use under trafficable areas
  • Grates available in all sizes and shapes for driveways and commercial carparks
  • Grates provide easy access for cleaning

Spoon Drain


  • Tough, durable, lightweight plastic moulding
  • 1m and 3m Channels give flexibility
  • Joiners allow the construction of lengthy channels
  • Spoon drain is trafficable to 5 tonne
  • Easy onsite assembly