Septic Tank Alternatives – What Are Your Options?

For some properties, septic tanks aren’t an option – usually because the required sewage services aren’t within reach or can’t be connected. When it comes to viable alternatives, there are two main choices that can take the place of a traditional septic tank. Sewage Treatment Plants Modern sewage treatment plants offer a higher standard of […]

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Keeping Your Drainage System Healthy Over Christmas

Your wastewater system has had a great year – don’t let a festive family get-together ruin it! Educate your guests You know how to ensure your system keeps running smoothly – but that doesn’t mean your Christmas guests do. It may not be anyone’s favourite topic of conversation at any time of year but it […]

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What are the British standards for septic tanks?

As you might expect, there are plenty of standards to comply with when it comes to septic tanks, their location and wastewater discharge. Some are best practice, to be followed to enable optimum functioning of your system – but others are tied to health and environmental legislation. Firstly, your septic tank needs to satisfy the […]

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How do I know what type of off-mains drainage system I have?

Aside from your natural curiosity, you need to know what type of off-mains drainage system you have for maintenance reasons. Depending on which kind your property uses, the servicing schedule and methods are very different. Types of off-mains drainage system Septic tanks The most commonly used, based on a simple storage system with a pipe […]

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What is a septic tank baffle?

A septic tank or small sewage treatment plant is an efficient system comprising of several different parts serving different functions. Some are self-explanatory (tank, reservoir, pipes) but if you’ve ever been, well, ‘baffled’ by what a septic tank baffle is, wonder no more. This unassuming but vital component is found at the junction between the […]

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Unblocktober: Ten things you should never flush into a septic tank

It’s Unblocktober – the national campaign and awareness month to improve the health of our sewers, watercourses and seas. To mark the occasion and help British people treat their drains better, we’ve listed ten things you should never flush into a septic tank or sewage treatment plant. 10 things you should never flush into a […]

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Septic System Repairs

Septic tanks – to repair or replace, that’s the question. We’ve talked recently about some of the more common septic tank problems and troubleshooting tips. But not all septic tank problems are easily identifiable, due to the fact they’re buried underground. And even if you are able to accurately identify the issue, its suitability for […]

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Do I need a soakaway?

Throughout the UK, sewage treatment plants and septic tanks are used by residential and commercial properties to safely process wastewater. Essentially, they allow properties to process their water independently from the public sewers, meaning it can be recycled. In some instances, a soakaway is also required. In this post, we answer the question, do I […]

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