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News — Septic Tank Ban 2020

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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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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