News — Environmental Agency

Septic Tank Ban 2020

New rules for septic tanks from 1st Jan 2020 From 1st January 2020 septic tanks are not allowed to discharge into the watercourse including ditches, streams, canals, rivers, surface water drains or any other type of watercourse. Under the new Environmental Agency "General Binding Rules" if you have a septic tank that discharges directly into surface water (as above examples) you MUST upgrade or replace them to a treatment plant by 1st Jan 2020 or if you sell your property before this date.(UK) All existing septic tanks that discharge into the watercourse will have to be replaced with a treatment...

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