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News — 202 Septic Tank Ban

Making sure your Waste Water System is compliant

The installation of an off-mains drainage systems such as a septic tanks & sewage treatment plants can be daunting and confusing as which is best to meet your needs. There are Building Regulation rules to comply to in relation to placement of your new system and potential drainage field soakaway. The size of your septic tank or sewage treatment plant required for your application be it domestic or commercial. It’s vital to ensure that any septic tank or sewage treatment plant installation is compliant with all regulations, as failure to comply could mean that the installation wouldn’t be approved by Building Control - or worse, you could leave yourself open to...

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In 2020 will your septic tank be compliant?

If your septic tank discharges directly to a watercourse you will be required to upgrade your drainage system or replace it with a sewage treatment plant by January 1st 2020. Previous to the General Binding Rules, wastewater from septic tanks was typically discharged in the following two ways: 1. Watercourse. 2. Drainage field/Soakaway Directly to surface water or a watercourse Wastewater is released through a network of pipes in Wastewater flows through a pipe directly into a surrounding sub-soils, providing an additional form of treatment for the waste from the septic tank. This helps to ensure that the wastewater being...

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