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    Your Drainage Solutions – Septic Tanks & Sewage Treatment Plants

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    Your Drainage Solutions takes great pride in providing professional septic tank & sewage treatment plant services that guarantee a dependable and seamless systems for both residential and commercial properties. With our extensive knowledge we can provide a full set of sewage and waste services.

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    Septic Tank Regulations 2020

    If you own property not connected to the mains drainage network, it’s vital to stay informed about the evolving regulations concerning septic tanks. In an effort to combat water pollution, the Environment Agency has introduced new guidelines, requiring property owners to upgrade or replace their septic systems by 1st January 2020.

    If your septic tank releases wastewater into surface water sources such as streams, rivers, ditches, or surface water drains, it was required to be replaced by 1st January 2020 under the Environment Agency’s Septic Tank General Binding Rules. Replacement with a full sewage treatment plant is necessary, which can entail significant costs amounting to thousands of pounds. Nonetheless, this expenditure pales in comparison to the potential fine of £100,000 that could be imposed for failing to comply with the regulations.

    According to the updated regulations, if you possess a designated septic tank that releases wastewater into surface water bodies such as rivers, streams, or ditches, you must either upgrade or replace your septic tank treatment system with a complete sewage treatment plant by 2020. Alternatively, this action is necessary upon selling the property, if the transaction occurs before the specified deadline.

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    Installation

    Septic tank and sewage treatment plant installation is a critical aspect of ensuring efficient wastewater management and environmental protection. When installing a septic tank, several key steps are involved. Firstly, the site must be carefully chosen, considering factors such as soil type, groundwater level, and proximity to water sources. Excavation follows, with the tank being placed underground and connected to the property’s plumbing system. Proper sealing and backfilling are essential to prevent leaks and ensure stability. Once installed, regular maintenance, including periodic pumping and inspection, is necessary to keep the septic system functioning optimally and prevent potential issues such as blockages or overflow.

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    Repairs

    Septic tank and sewage treatment plant repairs are essential tasks to maintain the functionality and efficiency of wastewater management systems. When issues arise with a septic tank, prompt action is crucial to prevent further damage and environmental contamination. Common repairs may include fixing leaks, repairing or replacing damaged pipes, and addressing issues with the tank’s structural integrity. Inspection by a qualified professional is typically conducted to diagnose the problem accurately before undertaking any repair work. Depending on the severity of the issue, repairs may range from minor adjustments to more extensive interventions such as tank replacement.

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    Emptying

    Septic tank and sewage treatment plant emptying are fundamental aspects of their maintenance to ensure optimal performance and prevent potential health and environmental hazards. Over time, these systems accumulate solid waste and sludge, which must be periodically removed to maintain their functionality. Septic tank emptying involves pumping out the accumulated sludge and scum layers, typically carried out by specialist vacuum tanker services. This process prevents blockages and ensures that the tank continues to effectively separate solids from wastewater. Regular emptying intervals vary depending on factors such as tank size, household usage, and local regulations but are typically recommended every 1 to 3 years.

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    Do you have any septic tank or sewage treatment plant requirements? Reach out to Your Drainage Solutions for a consultation and free quote today.