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Coronavirus and Septic Tanks

Coronavirus and Septic Tanks

Householders with well-maintained septic tanks should not be concerned about Coronavirus (COVID-19) causing additional dangers to health. In trying to answer customers’ queries about potential dangers from sewage waste in septic tanks it is clear that minimal public information is available. We have, however been able to locate some information from US authorities. US Environmental […]

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Septic Tanks & Water Softeners

Septic Tanks & Water Softeners

There is conflicting evidence about the use of water softeners and septic tanks. Generally, the industry opinion is that the backwash from water softeners harms septic tanks. Whilst the Muck Munchers are effective in saline solutions, the real problem can occur in your drainfield. Our advice is that if you have a septic tank and […]

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Best Detergents for Septic Tanks

Best Detergents for Septic Tanks

About 1 million households in the UK use a septic system as the means of processing waste-water and sewage disposal. Septic tanks are something we often don’t like to think about, and normally we don’t, until there is a problem.  There is much discussion amongst septic tank owners about the types of laundry and dishwashing products to […]

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Flooded Septic Tanks and Soakaways – What You Can Do

Flooded Septic Tanks and Soakaways – What You Can Do

With sodden ground all around you, there is little you can do right now to alleviate problems. In the short-term using less water will helpto ensure that over-flows are minimised.   If the water table (level of water in soil) becomes higher than the outlet from a septic tank, then water will drain back into the tank […]

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New Septic Tank Law 2020 – England

New Septic Tank Law 2020 – England

If you own or live in a property that’s not on mains sewage it’s important to be aware of new septic tank legislation. The Environment Agency, in a bid to tackle water pollution problems, has created a set of new General Binding Rules, which mean from 1 January 2020 you may need to replace or […]

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