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