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Septic Tank Services
If you own a property that uses a Septic Tank, it is important to know that new regulations came into effect on January 1st, 2020. 1st Drainage Birmingham can make sure that you meet the new Environmental Agency rules.
If a Septic Tank discharges into surface water areas such as ditches, streams and surface drains, it will need to be replaced by a full sewage treatment plant or use a proper drain field. The Environmental Agency has ruled that dispersing waste water from Septic Tanks into a surface watercourse is a potential cause of pollution. Failure to comply with the new rules could result in a hefty £100,000 fine, so don’t neglect to meet your responsibilities.
Septic Tanks may need to be configured to discharge waste via an appropriately designed drainage field. Ezy drains, tunnels, soakaway crates or pits do not meet the new requirements. Our qualified drainage engineers will make sure that your Septic Tank discharges into an infiltration system. You are required by law to upgrade your system by 2020 even if you are selling your property. A sale cannot go ahead if your Septic Tank fails to meet the new regulations. A Septic Tank must discharge into the ground rather than a body of water.
“We had a extremely blocked drain at our property which was attended to and cleared straight away by 1st Drainage. The engineers were very good and explained what they were going to do and then demonstrated the work using CCTV camera equipment,. All done within an hour. Would recommend and use again if needed.”.