What is changing in 2020 with regards to septic tanks?
What type of drain does my house have?What is changing in 2020 with regards to septic tanks?What type of drain does my house have?
If you have an existing septic tank that discharges into a watercourse, river, stream etc.
You will have to either upgrade to a sewage treatment plant or install a below ground drainage field system, because the discharge from a septic tank isn’t clean enough for discharge direct to a water course and will cause pollution.
What do you need to do?
If your septic tank is discharging waste to a watercourse you don’t need to panic as you still have some time to find a solution, you basically have two solutions.
Replace existing septic tank for Sewage Treatment Plants
First work out sizing, and model of sewage treatment plant, this can seem like a minefield but as long as the plants conform to the EN12566-3 than it will be certified to discharge to a watercourse (you will still need to check to see if your watercourse is in one of the EA’s Protected Zones.
See if you can discharge to a Drainage Field instead of the watercourse
First you will need to carry out a percolation test, If the percolation test meets the required criteria and you have room within your land to install the Drainage Field at the required distance from the watercourse this may be a good option for you.
Are you planning on installing a soakaway or drainage-field for your septic tank? There are a few things you need to do. Find out by reading more here. Don’t worry Premier Drainage Solutions are here to help, give us a call on 01268 950050 or email [email protected] and we will guide you where we can.
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