Mr Smith from Basingstoke
Question: How far does a septic tank need to be from a building?
Answer: As far as building regulations are concerned here is what they say:
“Septic tanks should be sited at least 7m from any habitable parts of buildings, and preferably downslope.”
As for the soakaway/drainage field this should be as follows
- at least 10m from any watercourse or permeable drain;
- at least 50m from the point of abstraction of any groundwater supply and not in any Zone 1 groundwater protection zone;
- at least 15m from any building;
- sufficiently far from any other drainage fields, drainage mounds or soakaways so that the overall soakage capacity of the ground is not exceeded.
Hope this answers your question Mr Smith