Sewage Treatment Solutions

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 [...]

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 [...]

What could go wrong with your sewage treatment solution?

Your sewage treatment system is a big investment so you want to ensure you get the right system and that it will last. Especially when you consider that the following horrors could await… 1. £100,000 fine if your system is not compliant With new rules on the way – all sewage effluent discharges are subject to Environment Agency (EA) general binding [...]

How to undertake a Trial Site Assessment Hole?

The first test that you should carry out when considering installing a septic tank or soakaway is the trial site assessment hole (TSAH). Whilst many believe they need to do a percolation test first, this is in fact pointless because if the TSAH test fails you will not be allowed to install a soakaway regardless. What is a Trial Site [...]

How to establish if you are in a groundwater source protection zone?

Looking to install a soakaway or septic tank? Then one of the things you will need to consider is how close you are to groundwater sources and whether you are in a groundwater protection zone. If you find you are within one of these zones, you may be refused the right to install. What is a groundwater protection zone? With the population [...]

How to carry out a Percolation Test for a Soakaway?

When deciding whether you need to install a soakaway for your septic tank, sewage treatment or soakaway crates system, you will need to undertake a percolation test. What is a percolation test? A percolation test is the last of three mandatory tests used to determine if a new or replacement soakaway can be installed. You will first need to undertake a [...]

How to size a drainage field for a Septic Tank?

When it comes to sizing a drainage field for the disposal of effluent from a septic tank or a small wastewater treatment system, it’s vital you get it right. Here’s our guide to what you need to do… What is a Drainage Field? Often referred to as septic drain fields or soakaways, these fields are an essential component of a septic [...]

New septic tanks regulations are coming into force soon – does this affect your tank?

New regulations regarding septic tanks come into force at the start of next year. Could this affect your tank? The regulation and its impact The regulation states that if you have a septic tank which discharges directly to surface water, such as a river, you will need to replace or upgrade the sewage treatment system by 1st January 2020, or if [...]

Call Now Button