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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 [...]

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 [...]

28 10, 2022

Converting a Septic Tank instead of Replacing One

By |2022-11-22T20:11:35+00:00October 28th, 2022|Septic Tank Maintenance, Septic Tank Problems|Comments Off on Converting a Septic Tank instead of Replacing One

Septic tank experts will often recommend a Mantair septic tank conversion as the best solution for solving various septic tank problems or where the need for sewage treatment is required. Septic tank conversions improve and modernise existing septic tanks into fully functioning sewage treatment systems, without the need for any new underground tanks to be installed. [...]

21 10, 2022

Is a septic tank discharge into a ditch legal?

By |2022-11-22T20:13:25+00:00October 21st, 2022|Septic Tank Maintenance, Septic Tank Problems|Comments Off on Is a septic tank discharge into a ditch legal?

Can a Septic Tank Discharge into a Ditch? The short answer to the above question is no. However, there are still thousands of septic tanks discharging directly to ditches, streams, and rivers throughout parts of the U.K. This is often due to these septic tanks being installed when there were less stringent regulations in effect surrounding [...]

14 10, 2022

Selling a house with a septic tank?

By |2022-11-22T20:17:00+00:00October 14th, 2022|Septic Tank Maintenance, Septic Tank Problems|Comments Off on Selling a house with a septic tank?

If you’re thinking of selling a house with a septic tank its more important than ever before to understand your responsibility surrounding the use and operation of septic tanks. Long-gone are the days when property’s draining to septic tanks are sold without any interest being shown by solicitors and surveyors regarding the suitability and compliance of [...]

30 09, 2022

Septic Tank Emptying and Cleaning

By |2022-11-22T20:20:14+00:00September 30th, 2022|Septic Tank Maintenance|Comments Off on Septic Tank Emptying and Cleaning

For several decades septic tanks have played a vital role in providing an efficient way to dispose of sewage waste for thousands of rural properties without access to the mains sewers. The efficiency of a septic tank depends on several factors but one of the most important preventative measures to ensure maximum efficiency is having the [...]

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