Septic Tank and Cesspit

Introducing septic systems

Septic tanks are small scale sewage treatment systems used at premises, both commercial and domestic, without direct connections to the wider sewerage network. Their maintenance is often not a priority for many of our commercial customers, but it should be.

Regulations and legislation around septic systems

Item PPG4 in the Environment Agency’s Pollution Prevention Guidelines addresses exactly this, applying fierce penalties to companies found to be allowing septic tanks to discharge.

Common problems, and our solutions

Common causes of issues related to septic tanks are twofold – infrequent maintenance or inadequate installation. Lanes has resolved either situation for a whole host of commercial customers since our inception, offering emptying, cleaning and installation services with our registered waste handler credentials.

Septic Tank Emptying And Cleaning

Carried out by expert local teams and making use of powerful vacuumation and tankering equipment, septic tank emptying and cleaning is safe, efficient and environmentally sensitive with Lanes.



Septic Tank Installation

Lanes install septic tanks responsibly, and with minimal disruption, even offering regular service maintenance agreements and back-up or blockage avoidance advice after the initial installation.


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