Septic Tank Services in Gloucester

If you own a property that uses a Septic Tank in Gloucester, it is important to know that new regulations came into effect on January 1st, 2020. 1st Drainage 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.

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Our team can make sure that your new Septic Tank operation uses a sewage treatment plant including full BS EN 12566 paperwork, or we’ll redirect waste to a drain field that meets British Standard BS6297:2007. It is important that your Septic Tank meets compliance regulations and treats sewage to the same standard as a sewage treatment plant. In some cases, it may be possible to connect the Septic Tank to a mains sewer system instead.

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.

Contact 1st Drainage Gloucester

If you are experiencing drainage related problems such as blocked or broken pipes, clogged sinks or toilets, issues with showers, baths and other problems with the interior or exterior plumbing, please get in touch and the 1st Drainage team will get you back on track.

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Services in...

• Stroud
• Cirencester
• Fairford
• Lechlade
• Tetbury
• Badminton
• Dymock
• Newent
• Gloucester
• Dursley
• Wotton-Under-Edge
• Berkeley
• Cinderford
• Newnham
• Cheltenham
• Chipping Campden
• Moreton-in-Marsh
• Westbury-on-Severn
• Blakeney
• Lydney
• Coleford
• Drybrook
• Longhope
• Lydbrook

Postcodes including GL1 – GL20

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