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30 08, 2023

By |2023-08-30T14:25:45+01:00August 30th, 2023|Septic Tank Maintenance|Comments Off on

A guide to emptying Your Septic Tank/Sewage Treatment Plant Regular maintenance and emptying of your septic tank/sewage treatment plant are crucial to ensure its efficient functioning and prevent costly and unsanitary issues.  In this guide, we'll take you through the process of emptying your septic tank/sewage treatment plant and discuss how often this maintenance task should [...]

24 08, 2023

Mantair team volunteers at iCarp

By |2023-08-24T14:13:32+01:00August 24th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mantair team volunteers at iCarp

Volunteering at iCarp In a world that often seems fast-paced and disconnected, the value of giving back to the community cannot be overstated.  Recently, our team had the privilege of volunteering with a local charity – iCarp (Investigating Countryside and Angling Research Projects) CIC.  Our day was filled with tree planting, chicken coop building, and most [...]

19 05, 2023

Mantair uses wooden beehives to house air blowers

By |2023-08-24T14:26:01+01:00May 19th, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mantair uses wooden beehives to house air blowers

As we approach World Bee Day on May 20th, did you know… Mantair regularly uses wooden beehives to house air blowers.  Often, where there is not a building nearby for the air blower to be housed, an alternative solution is needed.  As a result, an innovative solution was found by our team to repurpose beehives, typically [...]

10 05, 2023

Will building a house extension affect my septic tank / sewage treatment plant?

By |2023-08-24T14:27:43+01:00May 10th, 2023|Septic Tank, Sewage Treatment Plants, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Will building a house extension affect my septic tank / sewage treatment plant?

Will building a house extension affect my septic tank / sewage treatment plant? House extensions are a common way to increase living space and add value to a property.  However, when considering an extension, it is important to take into account how it may impact your septic tank or sewage treatment plant.  In this blog post, [...]

19 04, 2023

What is a percolation test?

By |2023-04-19T13:59:50+01:00April 19th, 2023|Soakaway|Comments Off on What is a percolation test?

What is a percolation test?  Why do you need a percolation test? A percolation (perc) test determines the rate at which water can penetrate the ground.  It will assess the soil's suitability and necessary size for a drainage field or any type of soakaway. Before constructing a drainage field or soakaway, you will need to perform [...]

5 04, 2023

Defra publishes plan to improve regulation of private sewage discharges.

By |2023-04-19T11:15:27+01:00April 5th, 2023|Septic Tank Maintenance, Septic Tank Problems, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Defra publishes plan to improve regulation of private sewage discharges.

“We are exploring funding and other support options to improve septic tanks that pollute the water environment.” Defra, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has recently published its plan for delivering clean and plentiful water. One of the focus areas of the plan is improving the regulation of private sewage discharges in rural [...]

31 01, 2023

What not to flush

By |2023-01-31T17:20:27+00:00January 31st, 2023|Septic Tank Maintenance, Septic Tank Problems|Comments Off on What not to flush

Why is it important to be careful with what you flush into your septic tank / sewage treatment plant? Your sewage treatment plant / septic tank system needs bacteria to complete the treatment process.   Flushing items into your sewage treatment plant / septic tank, other than the 3 P’s (Pee, Poo & Paper) can disrupt [...]

21 11, 2022

Flood Action Week: what does flooding mean for my septic tank or sewage treatment plant?

By |2023-01-31T18:20:13+00:00November 21st, 2022|Septic Tank Maintenance, Septic Tank Problems|Comments Off on Flood Action Week: what does flooding mean for my septic tank or sewage treatment plant?

The clear message from the Environment Agency’s Flood Action Week (7 Nov - 13 Nov) is for communities to be prepared for flooding this winter. The Met Office has predicated an above average likelihood of a wet winter this year, with the Environment Agency warning of “ignoring the danger at your own peril.”  Since 1998, we [...]

11 11, 2022

Mantair reflects on Remembrance Day: supporting our armed forces

By |2023-01-31T18:23:32+00:00November 11th, 2022|Mantair News|Comments Off on Mantair reflects on Remembrance Day: supporting our armed forces

On Remembrance Day, we are taking time here at Mantair to reflect on recognising the value our armed forces community contribute to our country. In 1918, on 11 November at 11am, an agreement was signed declaring an end to the First World War. This truce was known as Armistice Day. Since then, on the anniversary of the [...]

4 11, 2022

UK Energy Crisis: Can I turn off the electricity that supplies my drainage system to save money?

By |2022-11-04T15:56:25+00:00November 4th, 2022|Septic Tank Maintenance, Septic Tank Problems|Comments Off on UK Energy Crisis: Can I turn off the electricity that supplies my drainage system to save money?

Given the current UK Energy crisis, we are frequently being asked if customers can turn off the electricity that supplies their sewage treatment system to save power. The electricity supply to sewage treatments plants are what powers the air compressor/blower, pump or motor, depending on what type of unit you have. All sewage treatment plants are [...]

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