What are your options?

Wastewater Regulations

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Regulations governing:
The use of septic tanks

If you own, live in, or are building a property off the mains sewage network you need to be aware of this change which is a bid by the Environment Agency to reduce the level of pollution from sewage in the nation’s watercourses. Under the General Binding Rules, anyone with a septic tank discharging into a watercourse must have plans in place to replace it or upgrade the foul water solution within a reasonable timescale, typically 12 months, or sooner if the property is due to be sold.

So, what are your options?

There is a Hierarchy of Foul Control:

  • Connect to a mains sewer - if one is close enough.
  • Install a drainage field - only viable if you have enough suitable land and percolation is suitable.
  • Replace your existing septic tank with a more efficient, modern sewerage treatment plant. Subject to area
  • Install a cesspit. This would be your last option and comes with its own pitfalls and a different impact on the environment.

Why Choose Clarke Contractors?

Experienced company with true tradesmen - Free no-obligation quotes - Family run business - We take pride in our work - Fully licensed - Affordable prices - Qualified team - trained & accredited by Graf UK

Trusted across North Wales and The North West

We're a North Wales based company servicing the region with a wealth of experience in the trade, we have built a reputation for providing high standards of workmanship and customer care.

CQMS Safety Scheme Accreditied

We're proudly accredited by the CQMS Safety Scheme. Our team has demonstrated the required level of competence and compliance with the SSIP Core Criteria and is certificated by CQMS' Safety Scheme.

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