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Information on septic tank systems

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..
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 ..
20 Jan Why Protect the Environment?
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Pollution is something we hear about all the time. It happens when substances which can have a detrimental impact on the environment find their way into watercourses, the land or into the atmosphere that we all breathe.So pollution can affect important things like our health, potable (drinking) water, wildlife and its habitat plus of course the enj..
08 Jan Septic Tank Soakaway
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Is your soak away failing on your septic tank?  If so here is some information you will find usefulFirst of all what are the symptoms of a failing septic tank soak away? Septic tank backing up and over flowing, if your soak away has failed your septic tank will fill up very quickly, it could be also that you have a high water table where you live a..
23 Dec Environment Agency and the Septic Tank
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Is it true that I can no longer have a septic tank according to the Environment Agency? On the whole this is not true - you may be able to have a septic tank and still conform to the Environment Agency's regulations!Here is what they stipulate about any septic tank:Discharge is to ground and is of 2 cubic metres per day or less via a septic tank an..
22 Nov Septic Tank Problems?
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Septic tanks may be unseen, and they quietly get on dealing with waste but they are not immune from trouble - the time will come when they need either attention, conversion or replacement.They are subject to a range of problems - overflowing, blockage or bad odours and often these symptoms can be traced to a failing or blocked soakaway. Every septi..
20 Nov Is Your Soak-away/Drainage Field Failing?
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We're often asked what should be done about a soakaway that's just not up to the job.Well, if it’s a simple blockage near the outlet from the septic tank, high pressure water jetting just might shift it but if this makes little or no difference then it’s probably time to get your shovel out – but before you start digging you might want to save a lo..
22 Oct Septic Tank vs Sewage Treatment Plant
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In need of a new sewage system but can't decide whether you need a Septic Tank or a Sewage Treatment Plant?Well, here are some basics on how they work and how they differ:Septic TankA septic tank is a very simple device, essentially it’s a trap for solid waste with a run-off for waste water and because it’s cost effective it remains a very popular ..
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