Regular emptying maintains the health of your tank.
It’s fairly easy to dig a big hole in your garden and fill it with waste water from your house! However, the crucial part of any septic tank or water treatment plant is the discharge of the final effluent. The purpose of your septic tank is to separate the solid matter from the water and only allow the discharge of the treated water, (very often piped) into a soil soakaway.
By having your tank emptied on a regular basis, you ensure that your soakaway is given time to recover and will operate as it was installed to do. If you fail to empty your tank regularly, you run the risk of contaminating your garden, your tank will overflow and your drains will block up. Nasty!
It is recommended that your have your tank emptied once a year but this can vary dependant on use and the nature of the ground your soakaway is built into.
If however, your tank appears to fill too quickly after being emptied, this could indicate that a problem is beginning to occur in your soakaway. By regularly maintaining your tank, you can avoid most expensive repairs or at the very least, recognise that you may have a problem.
Our highly experienced team are on hand and should be your first port of call if you suspect you may have troubles brewing in the bottom of the garden!
Your treatment system must meet the relevant British Standard which was in force at the time of installation. The standards currently in force for new systems are:
- BS EN 12566 for small sewage treatment plants
- BS 6297:2007 for drainage fields