STAFF and patrons of the Bribie Island Bowls Club no longer have to live with the fear the next big storm will cause thousands of dollars in damage to their beloved club.
Sewage backed up into the club three times in the past five years, with the worst event coming at the start of this year.
Ningi Distributions, PHD Plumbing Supplies and Tim's Urgent Repairs and Drainage combined to solve the problem for good earlier this week, by fitting a one-way reflux valve to the pipe.
Shannon Lohse, from the club's marketing and promotions division, said the flooding destroyed more than $14,000 worth of stock.
"That's purely stock," she said.
"As far as repairs and everything, and the time it took staff to clean things up and fix it all, it would be higher.
"We had to close part of the club for a few days so there was a loss of trade as well."
Ms Lohse said the owners were extremely grateful to the businesses who donated their time, labour and equipment.
"There is a sense of relief," she said.
"The fact that we don't have that sort of worry now is great."
Ningi Distributions general manager Cameron Mathison said as a member it was a simple thing he could do to help the bowls club.
He said more people should be aware of their options when it came to back-flow prevention.
"If people did put the reflux valves on the pipes we wouldn't get this problem with inundation," Mr Mathison said.
"For the sake of a (quick) job it can save them a lot of grief and hardship."
PHD Plumbing Supplies northern area manager Michelle Jackson said it was about community spirit and safety.
"We're just happy to do it," she said.
"Health and safety is a big concern.
"It is sewage we're talking about here."