How to check whether your septic tank is polluting a local watercourse?

At the start of 2020 new regulations for septic tanks came into force that will affect properties across England and Wales. The new legislation states that it is now illegal for a septic tank to discharge directly to surface water, such as a river, ditch or stream. But how can you tell if your septic tank is discharging to a [...]

What are the risks of not being compliant with the latest septic tank regulations?

New regulations for septic tanks in England and Wales came into force at the start of 2020 and with more than a million UK properties using an off-mains drainage system, this new legislation will have a big impact. But what are the consequences of not complying with the new legislation? Here’s what we found out… What does the new legislation state? If [...]

Are you compliant with the new septic tank regulations?

Brand new legislation for septic tanks in England and Wales came into force on January 1st, which means any household or business that does not comply now risks significant fines from the Environment Agency (EA).  With more than a million UK properties having no option but to use an off-mains drainage system to deal with their sewage waste, this new [...]

How to connect culvert pipe

When it comes to connecting culvert pipe – it depends largely on the type of pipe.  It is essentially a big version of cutting normal pipe. The difference when cutting culvert pipe is that people tend to use sandbags filled with concrete or a headwall on the end, as these are large pipes and require holding down to ensure stability. There [...]

How to cut Culvert Pipe

Cutting culvert pipe isn’t as easy as you think. It is dependent on the nature of the pipe – what material it is and its structure. For example, culvert pipe comes in HDPE plastic as well as galvanised steel and it can be ribbed or non-ribbed. Cutting ribbed HDPE Plastic Culvert Pipe If your plastic HDPE culvert pipe is from the [...]

Main uses of a Culvert Pipe

Their main use is to transfer water and materials as a drain pipe under road or earth. They also can be used as bridges, when the pipe is placed side by side with earth or rock covering them. Lots of times when roads are built it disrupts the flow of streams or ponds, a culvert can be used to connect [...]

How to undertake a water table test?

With water levels fluctuating more erratically in recent years due to an increase in extreme wet weather, it is vital that water table levels are reviewed when considering building structures. What is a Water Table? The water table is the surface of a body of unconfined groundwater at which the pressure is equal to that of the atmosphere. The water table can [...]

Which style of Inspection Chamber is best – Plastic or Concrete?

When it comes to selecting which style of inspection chamber is best for your drainage system there are a number of variables to consider. Here’s a useful guide to help you decide between plastic and concrete. What do you need to consider when selecting an inspection chamber? Your choice of inspection chamber is dependent on the diameter and depth of the [...]

Why is it important to service your sewage treatment plant or septic tank?

Sewage treatment plants, septic tanks and cesspools cost a lot of money to install so you want to get the best return on investment. Also, as an owner of one of these systems, you have a legal duty of care to look after it. Otherwise you could risk costly problems arising in the future. Why is it important to service [...]

Guide to Brine (anti-icing solution) and its safe storage

It’s coming up to that time of year again when snow is likely to fall and our roads can become treacherous. One effective way to minimise the risk of accidents is by applying solutions, such as Brine, to roads and paths. What is Brine? Brine is a solution that combines salt, typically Sodium Chloride, and water. Brine can also be made [...]

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