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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

Installing The UK’s Most Economical Sewage Treatment System

By |2022-11-22T20:15:25+00:00October 14th, 2022|Septic Tank Problems, The Conversion Unit|Comments Off on Installing The UK’s Most Economical Sewage Treatment System

If you are lucky enough to live in the Countryside there’s a high chance you are the owner or user of a septic tank system. It’s believed that there are in excess of 800,000 rural properties in England and Wales that have their own independent foul drainage system for disposing of wastewater, with the majority of [...]

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 [...]

7 10, 2022

Septic Tank Problems Due to New Regulations

By |2022-11-22T20:18:39+00:00October 7th, 2022|Septic Tank Problems|Comments Off on Septic Tank Problems Due to New Regulations

Published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat Coalition Government, the new septic tank regulations were introduced in January 2015 and are affecting thousands of consumers who live or own a property draining to a septic tank or small sewage treatment plant. The change in the law was introduced to reform the regulatory controls surrounding small [...]

16 09, 2022

Septic Tank Upgrade or Replacement

By |2022-11-22T20:22:59+00:00September 16th, 2022|Septic Tank, Septic Tank Problems|Comments Off on Septic Tank Upgrade or Replacement

With the Environment Agency’s General Binding Rules being introduced in January 2015, owners of septic tanks that discharge into a surface water such as a ditch, stream or river will need to take action to ensure compliance with this new septic tank regulation. However, the question for many homeowners is whether to upgrade the existing septic tank or [...]

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