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Septic Tanks & Sewage Treatment Plants

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Septic Tanks – the Rules & Regulations

If you live in an area where there is no mains sewage system you will need a septic tank or small sewage treatment plant on your property to deal with your liquid waste – that is all the effluent that is discharged from your washing machine, dishwasher, sinks, showers, baths and toilets.

That septic system needs to comply with the latest Binding Rules to make sure it is not causing pollution in the local environment – and as the homeowner you are responsible for making sure your septic system works properly and complies with the regulations.

As the local Drainage Surveying Specialists covering a wide area in and around the city of Bath – And all surrounding areas, we are experts at making sure “off-main” properties have an efficient septic tank that is properly installed and maintained.

We also carry out septic tank compliance surveys for property buyers and sellers to make sure the system serving the property in question is fit and legal for purpose, and not discharging any effluent into a waterway.

Non-Compliant Septic Tank Solutions

As an independent local family business based in Bath we’re on a mission to help homeowners across our rural areas keep their septic tank drainage systems working efficiently. We explain complex subjects like septic tanks and sewage
treatment plants in layman’s language, so you won’t be bamboozled by the workings, regulations, ground conditions and other factors involved.

For your peace of mind if you have an existing septic tank in Bath or the surrounding area we’ll survey it to ensure it is compliant with the latest Binding Rules, and if it is not we can suggest solutions – replacement or modification –. We all want to protect the environment and live in clean, sanitary conditions.

If your septic tank doesn’t make the grade we can usually fix the problem by installing a drainage field which allows the waste to seep away without polluting the surface water. Alternatively, we could install a conversion unit that uses aerobic extended aeration, combined with biomass actuation, to treat the effluent.

Ideally an old-fashioned septic tank should be replaced with a new tank or sewage treatment plant – unless it is possible to connect to mains drainage.

Septic Tank Installation

Installing a new septic tank or sewage treatment plant is a daunting prospect for most home-owners, but for experienced drain specialists like ourselves it is all in a day’s work. We make the process as hassle-free as possible, and if the new installation is to replace an old tank you can continue to use it until we commission the new one, after which we can cap off and remove it.

We’ll survey your grounds and plan the installation carefully, taking into account factors such as the local geology and ground conditions. We’ll find a location for your new tank that won’t interfere with the existing infrastructure on your grounds and be able to accommodate a drainage field, then we’ll source the appropriate model and size of tank based on the wastewater output from your property.

You can depend on us to install your septic tank as quickly as possible, leaving the site clean and tidy.

After installation with your tank up and running you can take advantage of our ongoing maintenance service for regular emptying and monitoring of your tank.