A sewage treatment plant is responsible for removing contaminants from wastewater and making sure that it is fully cleaned before it is released back into the environment. There’s no denying that without sewage treatment solutions; animals would get ill or die, beaches, dunes and salt marshes would become unusable for humans and animals alike, and… Continue reading How to prolong the life of your sewage treatment plant
It’s now one year on since the new septic regulations came into force at the start of 2020 and those not up to standard are facing significant fines from the environment agency (EA). If you’ve already ensured you are compliant, then brilliant! But if you’ve not done anything about it yet, you need to make… Continue reading New Septic Tank Regulation – One Year On
If your property is unable to connect to the mains sewerage infrastructure, a sewage treatment plant is an ideal choice. It is considered the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly “off mains” drainage option. When it comes to selecting the size and type of the sewage treatment plant though there are a number of things to… Continue reading Guide to selecting the size and type of sewage treatment plant
The rural location of caravan parks and golf courses means that they’re often reliant on off-mains sewage treatment solutions to manage their waste. Here’s our guide to the regulations and sewage treatment options available: What are the regulations? Holiday and caravan parks as well as golf courses are often set in the rural countryside away… Continue reading What are the sewage treatment regulations for holiday parks and golf courses?
Looking after our waterways has never been so critical – it’s something we’re extremely passionate about here at Cotterill Civils. Only last week we were shocked to hear that all English rivers failed to meet the Environment Agency’s quality tests for pollution. The data revealed that just 14% of English rivers are of good ecological… Continue reading Why English rivers fail pollution test?
We’ve been installing sewage systems for over 25 years and take great pride in our work. Unfortunately, whilst most contractors can be trusted to do a good job, this isn’t always the case. Every so often, we get called out to inspect sewage systems that are a potential health hazard or no longer work simply… Continue reading Replacement of a sewage system that had gone wrong
A sewage treatment plant or septic tank is a big investment so you want to make sure you look after it. Here’s some handy tips on the do’s and don’t when it comes to looking after your sewage treatment solution: Do’s DO stick to the same brands when using cleaning products as your unit will… Continue reading Dos and Don’ts of Sewage Treatment Plants and Septic Tanks
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… Continue reading How to check whether your septic tank is polluting a local watercourse?
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…… Continue reading What are the risks of not being compliant with the latest 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… Continue reading Are you compliant with the new septic tank regulations?