The Klargester Alpha Septic Tank 3800 litre: Up to 12 People
The Klargester Alpha Septic Tank comes in three sizes and is suitable for most domestic homes up to and including larger sized houses.
- Internal baffle design within the tank aids separation and retention of solids, improving the effluent quality thus providing a long life to the soakaway.
- Made from composite GRP - strong, light, chemically resistant and watertight.
- Press moulded shape provides wide, squat form which makes the tank easy to install and handle.
- Stable base for storage.
- Shackles are provided to aid lifting and positioning within the excavation.
All unit volumes are designed in accordance with the recommendations given in BS 6297: 1983.
The new manufacturing process minimises styrene emissions and reduces waste - all the better for our environment.
Have You Got a Grease Trap?
The Building Regulations (Approved Part H) requires any hot food premises to install BS EN1825 Grease traps /interceptors in its drain runs.
Septic Tank Properly Registered?
Under the new EPP2 regulations, only septic tanks with the EN12566-3 2005 Certification are allowed to register for the Discharge Permit or Exemption now required by the Environment Agency for all new septic tanks or older tanks which were not previously registered with the Environment Agency for 'Consent to discharge'.
For more important information on the relevant legislation and how this may affect you please take a look at our Sewage Disposal Legislation page.
If you would like UK Septic Tanks to register your Septic Tank or Sewage Treatment Plant with the Environment Agency then please go to our Registration Service page.
About Septic Tanks
Septic tanks are like sewage treatment plants – just on a smaller scale.They are chambered,vary in size (typical capacities 2800-5000 litres) and are used for properties with no mains drainage connection.
Septic tanks have an inlet from the waste pipe of the property and an outlet into the drainage field or soak-away. The term “septic” refers to the process of anaerobic bacteria (does not need lots of oxygen) breaking down and mineralizing waste discharged into the tank.
When waste enters the first chamber, solids settle and a surface scum forms a 'crust'. Settled solids then get digested by the bacteria and the remaining liquid waste enters the second and third chambers where more settlement of the waste happens – are you keeping up? Finally, excess water flows out via the outlet to the drainage field for further treatment from the soil. Any remaining solid waste must be removed periodically by tanker.
Founded in 1955 and now part of Kingspan Environmental (a division of the Kingspan Group Plc) Klargester is a company with an international reputation specialising in the manufacture of packaged pollution control products. With a number of 'firsts' to its credit it has developed a range of innovative products, some of which have revolutionised methods of dealing with the treatment of sewage on sites where mains drainage is not available.
As recognised leaders in the design and manufacture of off-mains drainage solutions we confidently supply and install Klargester products.