There is now only 1 Month to go until new septic tank regulations. With time running out, we’re running through everything you need to do to ensure your septic tank is compliant come January 2020.
It’s the final countdown!
1 month, 31 days, 744 hours.
Whichever way you look at it, you don’t have long to comply with upcoming septic tank regulations.
If you haven’t ensured your septic tank is compliant yet, our advice is to make haste!
As the deadline approaches drainage companies are becoming increasingly busy to help homeowners comply. Plus, with winter weather now looming over us, projects can be extended or delayed if we experience poor conditions.
And, with the small matter of Christmas just before the deadline, most sewage treatment companies are likely to have reduced hours and engineers over the holidays, limiting your time to comply even further.
So, if you’re unsure your septic tank isn’t compliant, what should you do? It’s advisable to contact a reputable sewage treatment company as soon as possible. They can offer septic tank surveys, replacements and upgrades to ensure that your septic tank complies in time.
We’ve also put some of the key points on the complying with the upcoming septic tank regulations below.
How to comply with new septic tank regulations?
As the government plans to reduce the level of sewage related pollution in the nation’s water courses new septic tank regulations are coming into play. Come January 2020 septic tanks will not be allowed to discharge directly into a local watercourse, such as a river or steam.
As such any septic tanks discharging into a watercourse must be replaced or upgraded by 2020. As discussed in our previous blog, home owners have two options to comply:
It’s also important to note that even if you’re selling your home before the 2020 deadline, your septic tank must be compliant before you sell your home. Plus, you must provide details of your sewage treatment system to any potential buyers.
If you need further assistance with upcoming septic tank regulations, please contact us. Our friendly team will be more than happy to help you comply.