Articles posted by: David Murfitt

Septic Tank Problems?

22 Nov, 2013

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Septic Tank Problems?

Septic tanks may be unseen, and they quietly get on dealing with waste but they are not immune from trouble – the time will come when they need either attention, conversion or replacement. They are subject to a range of problems – overflowing, blockage or bad odours and often these symptoms can be traced to a … Read more

What Size Rainwater Harvester?

20 Nov, 2013

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What Size Rainwater Harvester?

This is an important question and the figures can get quite involved so to begin let’s try and keep it simple… In essence you need to think about a number of key factors when sizing for rainwater harvesting, otherwise you won’t get the best performance from the system you install. So it’s really important to … Read more

Is Your Soak-away Failing?

20 Nov, 2013

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Is Your Soak-away Failing?

We’re often asked what should be done about a soakaway that’s just not up to the job. Well, if it’s a simple blockage near the outlet from the septic tank, high pressure water jetting just might shift it but if this makes little or no difference then it’s probably time to get your shovel out … Read more

Septic Tank Registration

18 Nov, 2013

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Septic Tank Registration

I’ve heard about some people with a septic tank or sewage treatment plant who seem to think it doesn’t matter whether or not they’ve registered with the Environment Agency (EA) or the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). If you’re tempted to think along the same lines then my advice in a word is…don’t! The simple … Read more