WILL YOUR SEPTIC TANK BE COMPLIANT IN 2020?.......

 WILL YOUR SEPTIC TANK BE COMPLIANT IN 2020?.......

 

Homeowners are responsible for their choice, installation and maintenance of their wastewater system under a new code of practice introduced by the Environment Agency. They have a legal responsibility to minimise the impact of their sewage waste if they manage it within the bounds of their property e.g. with a septic tank or sewage treatment plant (Binding Rules - England, DEFRA, January 2015).

ALL septic tanks that currently ultimately discharge into watercourses will have to be either:

  • Replaced using a sewage treatment plant with full BS EN 12566-3 Certification instead, or

  • The discharge to the watercourse stopped and diverted to a drainfield, designed and constructed to the current British Standard BS6297 2007

  • What are your options when it comes to the Septic Tank Regulations?

    There are 3 options available to you:

    (1) Connect to a main sewer
    (2) install a drainage field or
    (3) the option Kingspan recommends which is installing a sewage treatment plant which treats the wastewater, producing a clear overflow that is environmentally friendly and suitable for discharging. The Klargester range of sewage treatment plants are fully compliant, highly efficient and economical to operate.

  • General binding rules CLICK HERE


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