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17 Aug Why does my septic tank smell?
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A septic tank can emit unpleasant odors for a variety of reasons, usually indicating that there might be an issue with the system. Here are some common reasons why your septic tank might be emitting a foul smell:Lack of Regular Maintenance: Regular maintenance is crucial for septic systems to function properly. If the tank isn't pumped and maintain..
03 Aug Can I install a underground tank in a high water table area?
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Installing a tank in a high water level area is not always easy, but it's possible with careful planning and appropriate design. Here are the general steps to 1 Make sure you have permission to install in your area, if we are talking about a sewage system you want to make sure you are not in a area with a protected water course.2 Soil and Site Asse..
20 Jul SBR or ASP what are they?
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SBR (Sequencing Batch Reactor):A Sequencing Batch Reactor is a type of wastewater treatment system that operates in a batch mode. It is designed to treat sewage in a sequence of steps, where the treatment processes occur in specific time-based stages within a single tank. The SBR system typically consists of the following phases:a. Filling: Wastewa..
03 Jul Do I need a distribution box for my drainage field?
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A distribution box is an essential component of a drainage field or septic system. It serves as a junction point that evenly distributes wastewater or effluent from the septic tank into the individual drain lines or trenches within the drainage field.Here are the main reasons why a distribution box is necessary:Equal distribution: The primary purpo..
19 Jun What are the General Binding Rules for Septic Tanks
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The General Binding Rules for septic tanks in the UK are a set of regulations governing the discharge of wastewater from septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants (also known as package treatment plants) to the environment. These rules were introduced by the UK government to protect water sources and the environment from pollution caused by in..
09 May Do you need phosphate & nitrate removal?
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Do you require a package treatment plant that can achieve very low levels of phosphate & nitrate removal?With our Graf systems we can offer a high level of phosphate & nitrate removal here is a guide as to what they can do.Nutrient Neutrality Guide – Client requirement would generally be one of the following – Removal of phosphates & nitrates from ..
17 Mar Recommendations for Installation
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If you are getting ready to install a septic tank or a sewage treatment plant here are a few things to bare in mind1 Make sure you have all your materials on site before installation There are several problems that can occur if we haven't organised the materials with plenty of time, even though at The Drainage Company we can deliver most materials ..
29 Jan How far from a building does a septic tank/treatment plant need to be?
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Mr Smith from Basingstoke Question: How far does a septic tank need to be from a building?Answer: As far as building regulations are concerned here is what they say:"Septic tanks should be sited at least 7m from any habitable parts of buildings, and preferably downslope."As for the soakaway/drainage field this should be as followsat least 10m from ..
16 Oct Graf Sewage Treatment Plant Review
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Yes Graf the German water harvesting giant has entered the world of sewage treatment, the question is are they any good?OverviewGraf have two models on the market the Klaro and the One2Clean both models are based around the Graf Carat tank made from HDPE (high density polyurethane)making these units very sturdy simple to install the differences bet..
17 Sep New Conder ASP HDPE Sewage Treatment Plant Review
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The all new Conder ASP HDPE (High Density Polyurethane) Sewage Treatment PlantHDPE or High Density Polyurethane seems to be coming ever more popular as a material used in the construction industry for underground tanks whether they are oil, sewage or water it is becoming the go to material, why?High Density Polyurethane is a very robust and durable..
13 May Getting The Levels Right
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If you are getting ready to install a septic tank or a new drainage run you will need to be able to get your levels right here is how you do it:First find out what fall you will need on the drains:Minimum gradient for surface water drainage = 1:100Minimum gradient for foul water drainage = 1:40 (1:80 if wc connected)CalculatingFall = Distance ÷ Rat..
23 Jan Klargester Biodisc Review
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You may have heard of the name, maybe someone referred to your sewage system as a Biodisc or a Klargester.Klargester has become a household name to many just like we refer to our vacuum cleaner as a Hoover but just like Hoover Klargester isn't the only manufacturer that produces the goods there are many others, even so Klargester where the first so..
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