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Effluent or waste overflow, wet patches or pooling liquid emitting foul smells at the surface surrounding your septic tank system are indicators of system failure. As the septic system treats raw sewage, failure to remedy these problems can lead to property and environmental damage resulting in costly repairs and fines.
What to do?
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A septic tank is a tank used for waste water treatment and is part of a drainage system. It’s designed to treat sewage and waste water in domestic and commercial applications. The pipes from your house are then connected via an inlet pipe to the tank. The design of a system has an underground tank and T-shaped outlet to prevent the sludge and scum from leaving the tank and entering the drainage field area.
A Septic Tank is an older form of wastewater management and can often result in bad odour, soakaway flooding or failure, and even can lead to polluting a nearby watercourse. Is there an alternative to Septic Tanks?
Yes, a sewage treatment plant is more efficient. You also need to comply with septic tank regulations. A treatment plant can help to solve bad odours and feature odourless operation, they also have a more efficient and longer soakaway life, and the effluent is treated to the new EN12566-3 standard. The effluent from a sewage treatment plant can discharge into a watercourse if it is compliant to the Environment Agency ‘General Binding Rules’. If you require installation, repair or any help with your drainage in
The lifespan of a septic tank can vary due to a number of factors, such as the environment it is situated in, the materials used and the amount of waste that passes through it. Normally a modern septic tank can last between 15 to 40 years, providing they are maintained and serviced regularly. Call our engineers for installation, maintenance, repair or servicing of your system.
A system can be difficult to try and fix yourself. If you would prefer an expert to fix it for you, get in touch with Hallwell in
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Septic Tank Rules - could these new rules effect your properly with a septic tank in
New septic tank rules were introduced on the 1st January 2015 by DEFRA and the Environment Agency. These new septic tank rules have been introduced to simplify the way septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants are regulated, and are referred to as ‘The General Binding Rules’. These rules set out the conditions that septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants need to meet in order to be used without an Environmental Permit. If the conditions of the General Binding Rules are not adhered too, then the owner of the system would need to make an application to the Environment Agency for a Permit, or upgrade / replace the existing system to make it compliant. This could apply to your property in
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