Septic Tank and Cesspit Services


Installation of a drainage tank (septic tank) in a domestic garden

Septic tanks and cesspits are the most popular way of managing wastewater for properties that can’t connect to the public sewer system – but owners of septic tanks should understand what it means to be responsible for keeping them in good working order.

At Lanes for Drains, we have all the expertise you need for that, along with nationwide cover and a full range of septic tank and cesspit services. We have happy domestic customers right across the UK, and are always ready to respond to your enquiries.

We’re on call 24/7 from our depots throughout the country. We can help with pre-planned maintenance programmes and with installation work, as well as responding to any emergency calls quickly

Our team of highly-trained professionals can install a new septic tank on your property, or empty and clean an existing tank with the aid of our top-of-the-line tanker fleet. Whatever your needs, we have solutions to carry out any work with minimum disruption to you.

If you have a septic tank or cesspit issue that you’d like us to manage, don’t hesitate to call us straight away on 0800 526 488 for a free quotation. You can also fill out our online enquiry form to request a call back at your convenience.

To learn more about what we can do, browse our full range of domestic septic tank and cesspit services below:

Septic Tank Emptying and Cleaning

Septic tanks need to be emptied out regularly to keep them working smoothly and prevent major hygiene issues. Using a powerful combination of vacuumation and tanker equipment, our septic tank emptying and cleaning services are efficient, cost-effective and environmentally sensitive at the same time.





Septic Tank InstallationSeptictank 3D

Lanes offers advice and assistance with septic tank installations. From beginning to end, we make sure we minimise the amount of fuss, mess or disruption for you, taking care of the heavy lifting and figuring out the best septic tank solution for your household. We also oversee the installation and provide you with long-term maintenance support.


Further Information

If your property has a septic tank, it’s important to keep up to date with the relevant rules, regulations and responsibilities – especially if they change.

Recent legislative updates, which came into force in January 2020, make it illegal for septic tanks to discharge directly into a watercourse – this must be remedied by connecting to the main sewer network, creating a drainage field or installing a sewage treatment plant.

The law applies to houses with existing septic tanks as well as newly-built properties, so make sure you have complied – you could be fined up to £100,000 if not.

For more information, consult the official government guidance on this legislation. You can also check out our homeowners’ guide to septic tanks, our advice on the essentials of septic tank maintenance, or download our septic tank best practice guide.

If you have any other questions, give Lanes a call on 0800 526 488.

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With a nationwide network of depots, we are never far away when you need us the most. No location is too isolated, and each team at every depot is as experienced and knowledgeable as any other Lanes team.

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