Septic Tank and Treatment Plant Emptying

Packaged Sewage Treatment Plant and Septic Tank emptying are the main aspects of our business, as regulations regarding the use of Septic Tanks continue to change. We know that regular emptying will keep your treatment plant operating at its maximum efficiency, ensure a cleaner standard of wastewater (effluent) discharge, and will increase the lifespan of your Treatment Plant and any drainage field that a septic tank discharges to.

The emptying/desludging of PTP and septic tanks is important, and is recommended by the Environment Agency to be carried out annually. The Environment Agency recommends that you empty your Treatment Plant every 12 months, but this can be extended or reduced, depending on factors such as:

  • Size of Treatment Plant
  • Number of occupants in the property/properties
  • Condition of Treatment Plant
  • Efficiency of the Treatment Plant
  • Standard of wastewater (effluent) discharge
  • Standard of Outlet Drainage (watercourse, land drain, etc.)
  • Areas of Scientific Interest, or Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Whether you have a Septic Tank or Sewage Treatment Plant, we are able to offer Septic Tank and Treatment Plant Emptying services at cost effective and affordable prices.

Annual Desludging Available

Within Treatment Plants the solid waste is trapped inside, and the wastewater (effluent) is treated to a higher standard than with Septic Tanks, in order to enable discharge from your Treatment Plant directly into a watercourse. Septic Tanks also trap solids within the system but the effluent discharged is of a lower standard of water quality than Treatment Plants, and therefore can NOT be discharged into a watercourse.

We can offer planned emptying or Ad-Hoc emptying of your system.  As part of the service we offer, we send reminder letters in the run up to the emptying anniversary of the system. It is entirely up to you whether or not you book us to carry out the emptyingor let the anniversary lapse, however it should be noted that the emptying frequency recommended by us is given to help you comply with Environment Agency guidelines, General Binding Rules and Water Industry best practice.

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