Best Practice for Septic Tanks

A septic tank cover
A close up of a septic tank cover

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When homes and buildings are off the beaten track, and don’t have access to the sewerage network, they may have a septic tank. If you have one, it’s your responsibility.

Managing a septic tank is unlikely to be the forefront of your mind. In fact, if anything, it’s probably a case of ‘out of sight, out of mind’. But maintaining your tank is essential, and nowadays there are even more legal requirements that have slipped in under the radar.

As most properties in the UK are connected to a public sewer system, the responsibility lies purely with the utility companies, with drainage responsibility only applying to the owner of a property when the pipes enter the boundaries of their home / land. Septic tanks fall under the same jurisdiction for property owners, which is why making sure you stay on top of the maintenance of your septic tank is absolutely imperative.

First of all there are a few things you need to know regarding septic tanks.

An unearthed septic tank
An unearthed septic tank
  1. There are several do’s and don’ts that must be adhered to in order to maintain a healthy septic tank.
  2. There is now legislation in place that must be enforced on your property by no later than 1st January 2020 before the EA (Environment Agency) starts to enforce penalties.
  3. There are several legal restrictions and regulations that must be carried out with a septic tank.

Staying on top of septic tank maintenance has never been easier thanks to the services that Lanes for Drains provide. Offering everything from to tank emptying, cleaning and installation as well as providing pre-planned maintenance agreements, all you have to do is give us a call on 0800 526 488.

For more information on septic tanks, the legal implications and maintenance required, download a FREE copy of our Best Practice Guide to septic tanks.

Download our best practice Guide: Septic Tanks