The drainage engineers here at Ask Us Drains have many years’ experience in designing, installing, emptying and repairing septic tanks. We also work with our customers to make sure their septic tank system meets all the latest environmental legislation, and their maintenance records are accurate and up to date.
Your treatment system must meet the relevant British Standard in force at the time of installation.
The standards currently in force for new systems are:
- BS EN 12566 for septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants
- BS 6297:2007 for drainage fields
Septic tanks are becoming increasingly popular amongst our commercial customers as a means of dealing with large quantities of sewage from larger developments such as schools, hotels, leisure centres and holiday parks.
These kinds of septic tank systems are also a viable option for developers who cannot set up a connection to the nearest public sewer, or who need to install an advanced capacity system that can treat higher volumes of wastewater. When installed with an appropriate soakaway, they are also kinder to the environment, as they use bacteria to break down solid waste in place of chemicals.