What Is A Percolation Test?

A percolation test is a method of determining how quickly water drains away from soil. Basically, it involves digging a hole to a specified depth, filling it with water and measuring how long it takes to soak into the earth. The results depend on various factors, the most significant being the composition of the soil. […]

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What to do about tree root damage to a septic tank

Damage from tree roots is a common problem for underground septic tanks or small sewage treatment plants. Often the issue can take several years to develop but over time, if left untreated, it can become complex and costly to fix. In properties with a lot of trees and shrubs, roots can put pressure on the […]

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Septic tank troubleshooting tips

A septic tank should last for several years, even decades, before needing replacing – but that doesn’t mean everything always runs smoothly. If your tank is causing problems, there are steps that can be taken to address some of the more common issues. What’s wrong with my septic tank? Certain problems are relatively easy to […]

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Can my septic tank discharge into a ditch or watercourse?

Septic tank regulations can cause a lot of confusion with many homeowners unsure of the latest sewage treatment legislation. One of the main points of confusion is septic tank discharge and whether a septic tank can discharge into a ditch or open watercourse. With regulation recently changing around this, we thought we’d run through the […]

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Why is there boggy ground near my septic tank?

With the weather warming up and the days getting longer, we’re all spending more time in our gardens. The last thing you want when you’re enjoying the great British weather is boggy ground near a septic tank: kind of ruins the mood, don’t you think? If you have noticed boggy ground near your septic tank, […]

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How far should a sewage treatment system be from my house?

One question we often get asked is: ‘how far should a sewage treatment system be from my property?’ As with most drainage questions, we’re afraid the answer isn’t 100% straightforward as distances and regulations can differ with each type of drainage system. But, never fear. We’re here to give advice for each sewage treatment system, […]

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Septic Tanks and The Environment

As we all try to be more environmentally conscious, we are often asked about septic tanks and the environment. Are septic tanks bad for the environment? Is there a more eco-friendly alternative? In this blog we’ll try and answer your questions on septic tanks and the environment and give you the most eco-friendly sewage treatment […]

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Help! I don’t think I comply with septic tank regulations.

No matter what they are regarding, changes to regulations always cause panic and confusion, and the latest septic tank regulations are no different. They may have been in place for over 12 months now but we are often contacted by panicked customers who worry they don’t comply with septic tank regulations. If you’re in a […]

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Decommissioning A Septic Tank

The majority of households use a sewage treatment plant or septic tank because they are not connected to mains sewer system. However, if public sewer systems do become available to you then you must connect to the public sewers as soon as possible. This will render your private sewage system out of use. If that’s […]

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