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Rules and Regulations.

All waste water systems including sewage treatment plants, septic tanks and pumping stations require regular emptying or desludging. The emptying of the sewage treatment plant ensures optimum performance and maintains the legal quality of discharge.

There have been new law changes put in place since January 2020. These mean that septic tanks are not allowed to discharge directly to a surface water such as a Ditch, Stream or River.

If your tank drains via a soakaway or drainage field this should not be a problem. If not, you may need to upgrade to a sewage treatment plant or install a soakaway/drainage field.

For information how to check your system is compliant? Click on the link below:

Tips for Maintaining your Septic Tank or Sewage Treatment Plant

If you look after your sewage systems properly this will help prevent pollution and prevent costly repairs. Make sure your system is desludged regularly and disposed of correctly by a registered waste carrier. Always have your system serviced regularly by a credited engineer. This will help prevent problems.

Only flush the 3P’s: Pee, Poo and Paper. Any thing other than these 3 will not breakdown and can cause huge blockages in the pipes. Don’t put fats, oils or chemicals down the sinks or drains as they can kill the bacteria that break down the waste. Pouring boiling water down the sink to dissolve these does not work.

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