Category: Septic Tanks

Getting The Levels Right

13 May, 2014

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If you are getting ready to install a septic tank or a new drainage run you will need to be able to get your levels right here is how you do it: First find out what fall you will need on the drains: Minimum gradient for surface water drainage = 1:100 Minimum gradient for foul … Read more

Why Protect the Environment?

20 Jan, 2014

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Pollution is something we hear about all the time. It happens when substances which can have a detrimental impact on the environment find their way into watercourses, the land or into the atmosphere that we all breathe. So pollution can affect important things like our health, potable (drinking) water, wildlife and its habitat plus of … Read more

Septic Tank Soakaway

8 Jan, 2014

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Septic Tank Soakaway

Is your soak away failing on your septic tank?  If so here is some information you will find useful First of all what are the symptoms of a failing septic tank soak away?  Septic tank backing up and over flowing, if your soak away has failed your septic tank will fill up very quickly, it … Read more

Environment Agency and the Septic Tank

23 Dec, 2013

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Environment Agency and the Septic Tank

Is it true that I can no longer have a septic tank according to the Environment Agency?   On the whole this is not true – you may be able to have a septic tank and still conform to the Environment Agency’s regulations! Here is what they stipulate about any septic tank: Discharge is to … Read more

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

Klargester Biotec, E series or Clearwater Treatment plants

30 Oct, 2013

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Klargester Biotec, E series or Clearwater Treatment plants

Have you noticed that the Klargester Biotec, Klargester E series plants and Clearwater Sewage Treatment Plants all look the same! So what’s the difference? Well the Clearwater and Klargester Economy treatment plants are the same – they run the same electrical system and internal workings. Klargester Biotec is slightly different in that it has an … Read more

Ezy drain vs Traditional Drainage Field Soakaway

29 Oct, 2013

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Ezy drain vs Traditional Drainage Field Soakaway

Many customers ask me “is the Ezy drain system better than the traditional drainage field method using gravel and perforated pipe work?” The answer in a nut shell is that as long as the gravel system is installed correctly there is no difference in performance, but the Ezy drain is much (much) easier to install … Read more