Septic Tank Insurance Claim

We were approached by the owner of a property on the outskirts of Colchester regarding problems they were having with root ingress within the septic tank serving their property.  After an initial telephone consultation it was arranged for a Mantair engineer to visit the property and carry-out an inspection of the septic tank with the tank being emptied for the inspection.

From the tank inspection, it was evident that the existing septic tank was in the form of a single ‘concrete ring’ chamber, with mass root ingress between the joints of the concrete rings.  The root ingress was allowing surface water to enter the tank and had impaired the structural integrity of the tank.

As leading experts in septic tank repairs, Mantair engineers have a wealth of knowledge on whether a tank can be repaired.  Unfortunately, in this instance the tank was beyond repair and required replacement.  However, the damage to the septic tank was identified by the Mantair engineer as an ‘insurable peril’, and as a result of this, it was recommended that an Insurance Claim should be issued to the Buildings Insurer in relation to the damaged septic tank.

Working in partnership with the UK’s leading drainage insurance claims management company, Mantair offers our customers a unique insurance claims management service. Providing expertise in managing insurance claims for the costs of repairing or replacing damaged drainage systems, we work on behalf of property owners helping them to save thousands of pounds in resolving problems associated with damaged septic tanks.  Read more

A report on our findings was issued to the Buildings Insurer detailing the damage which had been identified.  After a site meeting and various communications with the Loss Adjuster acting on behalf of the Insurer, it was agreed that the Insurance Claim should be covered by the Insurer.  Due to the site restrictions, the Loss Adjuster agreed to the proposed replacement of the existing septic tank with a new sewage treatment plant and associated drainage works.

  

The sewage treatment plant was based on the number of bedrooms the property had + two; this being in accordance with the British Water ‘Flows and Loads’ Code of Practice.  The chosen sewage treatment plant was also based on the system being installed within the properties driveway.

   

The installation of the new sewage treatment plant was completed within a single week with there being no alterations to the garden setting, apart from a new manhole cover within the driveway.

Many property owners are unaware that the costs to repair or replace a damaged drainage system can be covered by their existing buildings insurance policies.  For those who are aware, the thought of dealing with insurers and loss adjusters on the technical ‘ins and outs’ of a drainage system can be quite a daunting prospect.  Providing free site assessments on failing septic tanks, we are able to identify if the cause of a tank failure is due to an insurable peril, and if required, act on the clients behalf in issuing a claim to the insurance provider.

For further information on our services, give our friendly team a call today or complete the form below.

Off Mains Drainage Solution

Off mains drainage solutions can be varied and are mainly determined by the site conditions and applicable regulations. Off mains drainage systems can be in the form of a cesspool, septic tank, septic tank conversion unit or packaged sewage treatment plants.

With many developments in recent times being beyond the reach of ‘mains drainage’, the number of properties requiring an ‘off mains’ drainage solution has increased substantially. When an ‘off mains’ drainage system is the only option then the first choice should always be to install a sewage treatment system. This was highlighted by the DETR report which recommends septic tanks should only be considered if a sewer connection or sewage treatment system cannot be used.

An example of a sewage treatment plant installation is below.

At this property the ‘brick’ septic tank was struggling to cope with the flow being produced by the household, resulting in the receiving drainage field / soakaway surcharging. It was agreed with the client to replace the failing system with a modern Tricel Novo sewage treatment plant.

Tricel Novo sewage treatment plants are Certified to European Standard EN12566-3. By providing a safe environment for the collection and treatment of waste water, the Tricel Novo system produces a mostly clear, odourless treated effluent suitable for discharge direct to a watercourse or drainage field / soakaway.

  

With the new Tricel Novo system being installed in a more secluded part of the garden, it was necessary to excavate the existing foul drainage from the property and install new foul drainage to the location of the Tricel system, which included the lifting and reinstatement of a patio.

As with all septic tank and sewage treatment plant installations we execute, the Tricel Novo system was installed with a concrete surround to protect the structural integrity of the tank. An independent RCD protected power supply was installed from the property to the Tricel system, with the relevant NICEIC Certification being obtained.

A new discharge drain was installed and connected to the Tricel system allowing the treated effluent to drain directly into a nearby ditch. The existing septic tank was de-commissioned and in-filled.
Prior to the project being completed the local Building Control officer inspected the works, approved all elements of the project and issued a Building Notice Certificate.

  

Mantair provides a comprehensive service for all off mains drainage systems, including free site inspections, guidance and advice on the most suitable system for the client’s requirements and complete installation

Call our team today to find how we can help you – 01255 476467.

 

 

 

Septic Tank Problem in Kent

After purchasing a property with septic tank problems in Kent the new vendors needed to find a waste water solution to replace the failed septic tank. The vendors were recommended to contact Mantair to resolve their septic tank problems. Providing site assessment visits, Mantair can assess all septic tank problems in Kent.

After a brief telephone conversation with the client it was evident that a site inspection was required to ascertain the cause for the septic tank problem. Upon inspection, it was found that the septic tank was surcharged and causing the foul drainage from this Kent property to ‘back up’. On emptying of the septic tank it became apparent that the internal baffle within the tank had collapsed, thus preventing proper separation to take place within the tank. As a result of the septic tank baffle collapsing, solids and floating material had passed into the soakaway drainage field causing it to choke.

    

With the tank not being able to function as a septic tank and the clients preference to have a new tank installed, Mantair engineers recommended the installation of a six person Marsh sewage treatment plant; this being based on the property having four bedrooms and in accordance with the British Water Flows & Loads Code of Practice-4. The Marsh system is a ‘one piece’ packaged sewage treatment plant and is designed to produce a final treated effluent suitable for discharge to a ditch, stream or river.

Mantair engineers scanned the ground to identify all underground services prior to works commencing. With the new Marsh sewage treatment plant being installed in a different location to the existing septic tank it was necessary for the existing foul drainage pipework from the property to be intercepted and diverted into the Marsh system.   The majority of septic tank and sewage treatment plant installations require deep excavations and trenching for new drainage pipes. Therefore, it is crucial that all underground services are identified and remain undamaged throughout the duration of excavations.

As with all septic tank and sewage treatment plant installations Mantair conducts in Kent, the Marsh system was installed with a concrete surround to protect the structural integrity of the tank. An independent RCD protected power supply was installed from the property to the remote blower housing, with the relevant NICEIC Certification being obtained.

  

A new discharge drain was installed and connected to the Marsh system allowing the treated effluent to drain direct into a nearby ditch. The existing septic tank was de-commissioned and infilled.

Prior to the project being completed the local Building Control officer inspected the works, approved all elements of the project and issued a Building Notice Certificate.

The installation of the Marsh sewage treatment plant solved the septic tank problems at this Kent location and provides the vendors with an environmental way of disposing with their waste water.

Mantair provides a comprehensive septic tank and sewage treatment plant service throughout Kent and surrounding Counties. This includes septic tank inspections, guidance and advice on the most suitable system for the client’s requirements, complete installation, commissioning and full after sales care.

Did you know that the cost to resolve your septic tank problems may be covered by your existing buildings insurance policy? Mantair works in partnership with the UK’s leading drainage insurance claims management company to offer our customers a unique insurance claims management service throughout Kent and surrounding Counties. Providing expertise in managing insurance claims for the costs of repairing or replacing damaged drainage systems, we work on behalf of property owners across Kent, helping them to save thousands of pounds in resolving their septic tank problems.

Call our team today to find out how we can help solve your septic tank problems or complete the form below.

Sewage Treatment Plant Installation Berkshire

Sewage treatment plants are becoming the preferred choice for homeowners in Berkshire as they provide a modern alternative to septic tank systems for areas without access to “mains drainage”. As leading independent installers for sewage treatment plants in Berkshire, Mantair has been providing clients a professional service for over 25 years, with all projects being carried out in accordance with Regulations.

In recent years we’ve seen an increase in septic tank replacements due to more stringent regulations surrounding the use of septic tanks. This increase has partly been due to DEFRA and the Environment Agency introducing the “General Binding Rules” in January 2015. Click here for further information on the General Binding Rules.

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At this property in Windsor, Berkshire, we were contacted by a homeowner who was having a house extension and had been advised by a local Building Control Inspector that the existing septic tank was not suitable for the increase in size of the property. It was agreed that a Mantair engineer should attend the property to carry-out a site inspection and advise of the most appropriate solution.

After conducting a site inspection, we recommended replacing the septic tank with a Marsh ENsign sewage treatment plant, which would produce a ‘treated’ effluent suitable for discharge to the nearby ditch.

Based on the property having four bedrooms and in accordance with the British Water Flows and Loads Code of Practice – 4, a six-person Marsh system was recommended for installation.

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The Marsh ENsign sewage treatment plant is a ‘single tank’ system using a three stage treatment process. Central to the operation of the Marsh system is the aeration chamber. Within the aeration chamber aerobic micro-organisms develop through the use of fine bubble aeration and floating plastic media. This aeration process provides an extremely robust means of treating sewage, and provides an ideal solution for septic tank replacements.

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The scope of the installation works included:

  • Exposing the existing foul drainage pipe work and diverting to the location of the Marsh ENsign sewage treatment plant;
  • Installation of the Marsh system in a suitably sized excavation, including for a concrete base and back-fill;
  • Locating the air blower within a remote blower housing;
  • Provision of an RCD protected power supply to the blower housing;
  • Installation of a new discharge pipe from the Marsh system to a nearby ditch;
  • Emptying and filling-in of the existing septic tank, and
  • Leaving all excavated areas level in preparation for the garden landscaping.

On completion of the ancillary works, Mantair engineers commissioned the Marsh ENsign sewage treatment plant, including setting of air valves, checking all pipe work joints and viewing the final discharge.

If you would like a Mantair engineer to visit you regarding a septic tank inspection in Berkshire or merely require advise on septic tank care, contact us today!

Sewage Treatment Plants Norfolk

For sewage treatment plant installations and repairs throughout Norfolk, Mantair provides homeowners with a complete design, installation and maintenance service. As leading installers and service providers, Mantair has installed sewage treatment plants and septic tanks throughout the County of Norfolk for many years, including various locations for the National Trust at Blickling, Felbrigg and Sheringham Parks.

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Providing a free site assessment service throughout Norfolk and East Anglia, Mantair offers a comprehensive service including free site inspections, guidance and advice on existing systems and where required, complete installation and commissioning for new sewage treatment plants and septic tanks.

As members of British Water, Mantair are abreast of all current regulatory requirements for both the Environment Agency and Building Regulations, including the ‘general binding rules‘ for using septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants.

Case Study

Sewage Treatment Plant Installation in Norfolk.

We were contacted by a property owner in North Norfolk who was experiencing problems with foul odours emanating from the existing sewage treatment plant serving the property. After our initial telephone discussion with the property owner, it was evident that the existing sewage treatment plant wasn’t functioning correctly, and we agreed to visit the property to inspect the treatment plant.

Upon inspection, we found that the existing sewage treatment plant was a ‘three-stage’ system, incorporating primary, aeration and final settlement chambers. It was evident during our inspection that the partition wall separating the primary and aeration chambers had collapsed. As a result of this, the sewage treatment plant was no longer functioning, causing the reported odour nuisance. This also resulted in untreated effluent discharging from the sewage treatment plant into an adjacent watercourse.

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Mantair engineers have a wealth of experience in dealing with damaged sewage treatment plants and septic tanks.  The damage identified to the sewage treatment plant at this Norfolk property was considered to be consistent with accidental damage. In association with UKDP, we were able to obtain approval for the costs for a new sewage treatment plant installation to be covered by the property owners Insurance Policy; thus saving the property owner thousands of pounds.

As agreed with the Insurers, we recommended the installation of a six-person Marsh sewage treatment plant; this being sized in accordance with the British Water ‘Flows & Loads’ Code of Practice – 4.

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After taking into account the existing drainage layout and the property owners preferences, we recommended installing the new sewage treatment plant in the rear garden. This reduced the amount of excavation works required, and as a result, the amount of disturbance to the garden setting. Care was also taken by Mantair engineers to ensure that the ground area was protected prior to heavy machinery being used.

As with all sewage treatment plant installations we carry out, the Marsh sewage treatment plant was installed with a concrete surround to protect the structural integrity of the tank.  An independent RCD protected power supply was installed from the property to the air blower kiosk, with the relevant NICEIC Certification being obtained.

With the property owner already having Environment Agency approval to discharge treated effluent into a nearby watercourse from the existing treatment plant, it was agreed to connect the discharge drainage from the Marsh sewage treatment plant to the existing outlet pipework draining to the nearby watercourse.

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On completion of the ancillary works, we commissioned the Marsh sewage treatment plant, including setting of air valves, checking all pipe work joints and viewing the discharge into the receiving watercourse.

All machinery was removed from site with the garden being left in a neat and tidy manner.

Could the cost to resolve your sewage treatment plant or septic tank problem in Norfolk be covered under your buildings insurance?  To find out more contact us on 01603 513232 or complete the form below.

Click here to view a sewage treatment plant installation video.

Septic Tank Failure

After purchasing a property on the outskirts of Norwich the new homeowners contacted us regarding a septic tank failure. The homeowners were made aware of the septic tank failure only two weeks after moving into their new home when the septic tank flooded.

Although the issues surrounding the septic tank were raised by the surveyor prior to the purchase of the property, the vendors didn’t appreciate the extent of the septic tank failure. After carrying-out a detailed survey of the foul drainage system, it was identified that the soakaway connected to the septic tank had failed, thus causing the septic tank to surcharge. With there being insufficient land available to construct a new soakaway the only solution available was to install a sewage treatment plant, with the treated effluent being discharged to a nearby ditch.

When sizing sewage treatment plants the British Water Flows and Loads Code of Practice should be used. With this property having four bedrooms it was necessary for a six-person system to be installed – number of bedrooms + two.

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After discussing the homeowners preferences and taking into account the site conditions, Mantair engineers recommended the installation of a Clearwater sewage treatment system.  The Clearwater system uses a three stage treatment process which incorporates a biological filter, and provides an economical solution for septic tank failures.

As part of the project we liaised with the Environment Agency and the local Building Control Department to obtain the relevant approvals for the installation of the sewage treatment plant and the discharge to the nearby ditch.

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As with all underground septic tank and sewage treatment plant installations Mantair carries out, the tank was completely encased in concrete to ensure the structural integrity of the tank is not impaired and to prevent the potential of flotation of the tank.

The installation of the sewage treatment plant included:

  • Exposing the existing foul drainage pipe work and diverting to the location of the new Clear sewage treatment system;
  • Installation of the Clearwater system in a suitably sized excavation and back-fill;
  • Locating the air blower within a remote blower housing;
  • Provision of an RCD protected power supply to the blower housing;
  • Installation of a new outlet pipe to the nearby ditch, including for the installation of a headwall and inspection chamber;
  • Backfilling all excavations and leaving the area neat and tidy;
  • De-commissioning and filling – in of the failed septic tank.

On completion of the ancillary works Mantair commissioned the Clearwater sewage treatment plant, including setting of air valves, checking all pipe work joints and viewing the discharge into the final inspection chamber.

If you have a septic tank failure and require professional advice or guidance, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01255 476467, or complete the form below.

 

Septic Tank Replacement

If you live in a rural area of the UK, your home will most likely be connected to a private drainage system, with the most common system being a septic tank.  In recent years we’ve seen an increase in septic tank replacements due to more stringent regulations surrounding the use of septic tanks.

It is widely known that many septic tanks discharge directly into ditches and streams throughout the UK.  Such discharges have been an offence since 1991 when the Water Resources Act came into force, including discharges that predate the enforcement date. A discharge of this type from a septic tank renders the homeowner liable to prosecution by the Statutory Authorities.

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With the Environmental Agency and Local Authorities becoming more stringent on the use of septic tanks, it has been necessary for us to carry-out septic tank replacements using modern sewage treatment plants. Sewage treatment plants are specifically designed to ‘treat’ the receiving sewage to the extent that the final treated effluent is acceptable for discharge to ditches and streams.

Septic Tank Replacement – Case Study

We were contacted by the owners of this property in Essex after they had been informed their septic tank was pumping into a nearby ditch and causing pollution.  The homeowners had been advised that they would need to investigate the options regarding a septic tank replacement and employ the services of an ‘off mains’ drainage specialist.

After conducting a site inspection, Mantair engineers recommended replacing the septic tank with a Marsh ENsign sewage treatment plant, which would produce a ‘treated’ effluent suitable for discharge to the nearby ditch.

Based on the property having four bedrooms and in accordance with the British Water Flows and Loads Code of Practice – 4, a six-person Marsh system was recommended for installation.

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The Marsh ENsign sewage treatment plant is a ‘single tank’ system using a three stage treatment process. Central to the operation of the Marsh system is the aeration chamber.  Within the aeration chamber aerobic micro-organisms develop through the use of fine bubble aeration and floating plastic media.  This aeration process provides an extremely robust means of treating sewage, and provides an ideal solution for septic tank replacements.

As part of the project Mantair engineers liaised with the local Building Control Department to obtain the relevant approvals for the installation.

Prior to any ancillary works commencing, Mantair engineers scanned the proposed location for the Marsh system and areas where excavations were taking place to ensure that no underground services were present.

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The scope of the installation works included:

  • Exposing the existing foul drainage pipe work and diverting to the location of the Marsh ENsign sewage treatment plant;
  • Installation of the Marsh system in a suitably sized excavation, including for a concrete base and back-fill;
  • Locating the air blower within a remote blower housing;
  • Provision of an RCD protected power supply to the blower housing;
  • Installation of the air main from the air blower to the Marsh system;
  • Connection of the outlet from the Marsh system onto the existing outlet drainage;
  • Emptying and filling-in of the existing septic tank.

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On completion of the ancillary works, Mantair engineers commissioned the Marsh ENsign sewage treatment plant, including setting of air valves, checking all pipe work joints and viewing the final discharge.

All machinery was removed from site with the garden being left in a neat and tidy manner.

If you would like a Mantair engineer to visit you regarding a septic tank replacement, please contact us.

Sewage Treatment Plant Installation in East Anglia

Sewage Treatment Plant installations in East Anglia can overcome the majority of problems associated with septic tank failures where ground conditions are not suitable for soakaways.  As the sub-strata in parts of East Anglia is predominantly Boulder or London Clay, both of which having poor permeability values, soakaway failures are commonplace.  Within these areas of East Anglia a sewage treatment plant installation would allow the treated effluent to be discharged direct to a ditch or stream, removing the need for a soakaway.

Mantair has been providing a professional service for modern sewage treatment plant installations throughout East Anglia for over 20 years, with all projects being carried out in accordance with Environment Agency Regulations and Section H2 of Building Regulations.

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Case Study

At this location in East Anglia it was necessary for a failed septic tank to be replaced with a modern sewage treatment plant installation. The existing septic tank served a detached property in the hamlet of Cutlers Green near the town of Dunmow in Essex.

Mantair was contacted by the homeowner regarding the foul drainage from the property surcharging.  Upon inspection, it was found that the septic tank was flooding; this causing the foul drainage to surcharge.

The existing septic tank was constructed from two ‘concrete ring’ chambers. During the septic tank survey Mantair engineers identified that the tank had been damaged and was not functioning correctly, resulting in untreated effluent passing through to the receiving soakaway.  The damage to the septic tank was the cause for the soakaway failure.

Mantair engineers have a wealth of experience in dealing with damaged drainage systems.  The damage to the septic tank at this location was considered to be consistent with accidental damage. Mantair were able to obtain approval for the costs for the new sewage treatment plant installation to be covered by the homeowners Insurance Policy; this saving the homeowner thousands of pounds.

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Based on the property having five bedrooms and in accordance with the British Water Flows and Loads Code of Practice -4, an eight-person Tricel Novo sewage treatment plant was installed.

The Tricel Novo sewage treatment plant is a ‘single tank’ system incorporating an aeration chamber, where masses of naturally occurring bacteria inhabit specially designed filter media. These bacteria are sustained with air, which is continuously supplied from a air blower. As the liquid flows slowly through the filter media, the bacteria feed on the waste and remove it from the liquid. The level of treatment within the Tricel Novo is far superior to that of a septic tank and complies with the requirements of the Environment Agency for discharge direct to a natural watercourse

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The scope of the installation works included:
  • Exposing the existing foul drainage pipe work and diverting to the location of the new Tricel Novo sewage treatment plant;
  • Installation of the sewage treatment plant in a suitably sized excavation, including for a concrete base and backfill;
  • Provision of an RCD protected power supply to the sewage treatment plant blower housing;
  • Installation of a new discharge drain to the boundary ditch;
  • De-commissioning and filling-in of the failed septic tank;
  • Backfilling all excavations and leaving the area neat and tidy.

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Commissioning

On completion of the ancillary works Mantair commissioned the Tricel Novo sewage treatment plant, including setting of air valves, checking all pipe work joints and viewing the discharge rate.

If you require the installation of a new sewage treatment plant in East Anglia, or merely require advice over the telephone regarding a septic tank problem in East Anglia, please contact us on 01255 476467, or fill out the form below.

Klargester sewage treatment plant installation in Essex

Sewage treatment plants offer Essex homeowners with a modern alternative to septic tank systems for areas without access to mains drainage. As leading independent installers and service providers for sewage treatment plants in Essex, Mantair is ideally placed to provide Essex homeowners with a sewage treatment plant to meet their site requirements, or provide the expertise required for assessing septic tank problems.

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We were contacted by the owners of this property on the outskirts of Chelmsford in Essex with a view to replacing their failed cesspit system with a Klargester sewage treatment plant.

After conducting a detailed survey at this Essex location, Mantair engineers recommended the installation of a ‘below-ground’ Klargester Bioficient sewage treatment plant.  The Bioficient is the latest treatment plant produced from Klargester and provides a highly economical solution for sewage treatment in rural locations.

Using the British Water Flows and Loads Code of Practice – 4, Mantair engineers recommended the installation of a Ten-Person Klargester Bioficient system.  It was also a requirement to install a pumping station as the treated effluent needed to be pumped to a receiving watercourse.

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As part of the project Mantair engineers liaised with the Environment Agency and the local Building Control department to obtain the relevant approvals for the installation.

Prior to any excavations being carried out Mantair engineers scanned the area of works for any underground services. Using ‘euro-mats’, Mantair engineers constructed a temporary protective pathway into the garden area to ensure that the required machinery wouldn’t cause any damage to the lawn.

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As with all underground septic tank and sewage treatment plant installations Mantair carries out, the tank was completely encased in concrete to ensure the structural integrity of the tank is not impaired and to prevent the potential of flotation.

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Scope of the installation works included:

  • Exposing the existing foul drainage pipework and installation of new drainage to the Klargester Bioficient sewage treatment plant;
  • Complete installation of the Klargester Bioficient treatment plant in a suitably sized excavation and back-fill;
  • Installation of the Secoh air blower within a remote blower housing and provision of an RCD protected power supply;
  • Installation of the air main from the blower housing to the Klargester Bioficient sewage treatment plant;
  • Installation of the pumping station and pumping main;
  • De-commissioning of the existing cesspit system.

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On completion of the ancillary works, Mantair engineers commissioned both the Klargester Bioficient sewage treatment plant and pumping station, including setting of air valves, checking all pipe work joints and viewing the discharge into the receiving watercourse.

All machinery was removed from site with the garden being left in a neat and tidy manner.

Mantair provides a comprehensive septic tank and sewage treatment plant service throughout Essex. This includes free site inspections, guidance and advice on the most suitable system for our client’s requirements, complete installation and full after sales care.

If you would like a Mantair engineer to visit you fill out the form below or contact us on 01255 476467.

 

Sewage Treatment Plants Suffolk

When the owners of a property in the rural hamlet of Depden Green near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk needed a new sewage treatment plant, they called on the expertise of Mantair to provide an economical and reliable sewage treatment solution.

As Suffolk’s leading installer of sewage treatment plants, Mantair has installed waste water treatment solutions throughout the majority of villages and hamlets around Bury St Edmunds, including various installations on the National Trust’s Ickworth Estate.

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At this Suffolk dwelling the existing septic tank system had failed, causing the drainage from the property to surcharge, leaving the homeowners with the expense of having their septic tank emptied on a weekly basis. It was the homeowners preference to have the existing tank replaced with a modern sewage treatment plant.

With the property having three bedrooms, Mantair engineers recommended in accordance with the British Water ‘Flows and Loads’ Code of Practice – 4, the installation of a six-person Clearwater sewage treatment plant. The effluent produced from the Clearwater system is clean enough to discharge directly into a natural watercourse. It was therefore agreed that the treated effluent would discharge into a boundary ditch.

Due to the receiving ditch not being maintained for several years it was necessary for the ditch to be graded prior to the installation of the Clearwater sewage treatment plant. Using ‘euro-mats’, Mantair engineers constructed a temporary protective pathway in the garden to ensure that the required machinery wouldn’t cause any damage to the lawn.

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After the works on the boundary ditch were complete, Mantair engineers started on the installation of the sewage treatment plant. As with all underground septic tank and sewage treatment plant installations Mantair carries out, the tank was completely encased in concrete to ensure the structural integrity of the tank is not impaired and to prevent the potential of flotation.

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Scope of the installation works included:

  • Exposing the existing foul drainage pipework and installation of new drainage to the Clearwater sewage treatment plant;
  • Complete installation of the Clearwater treatment plant in a suitably sized excavation and back-fill;
  • Installation of the Secoh air blower within a remote blower housing and provision of an RCD protected power supply;
  • Installation of the air main from the blower housing to the Clearwater sewage treatment plant;
  • Installation of the pumping main from the Clearwater system to the boundary ditch, including for the installation of an inspection chamber.

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On completion of the ancillary works, the Clearwater sewage treatment plant was commissioned including the setting of the air control valve and viewing the discharge into the final inspection chamber.

During the project Mantair engineers took all the necessary measures to ensure minimal disruption to the property and its surroundings.

Mantair provides a comprehensive sewage treatment plant installation service in Suffolk and East Anglia. This includes free site inspections, guidance and advice on the most suitable system for our client’s requirements, complete installation and full after care service.

If you would like a Mantair engineer to visit you please fill out the form below or contact us on 01255 476467.