It is both necessary and important to have your septic tank or sewage treatment plant emptied annually to ensure proper functioning of the unit, but there are a few factors to bear in mind before having your tank or treatment plant emptied:
Septic tanks and sewage treatment plants should never be completely emptied - there should always be a small amount of sludge left in-situ at the bottom of the tank to ensure bacteria continues to breed in the unit. This guidance applies to both septic tanks and sewage treatment plants.
Make sure you use a reputable company to empty your tank. Most damage is done to septic tanks or sewage treatment plants during emptying by the high-pressure hoses that are used in the emptying process.
At Waste Water Supplies we can offer an emptying service across the United Kingdom with our recommended partners for the following systems;