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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 useful information from US health authorities. Environmental […]

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Flooded Septic Tanks and Soakaways

Flooded Septic Tanks and Soakaways

Flooded septic tanks and soakaways are a septic tank owner’s nightmare. With sodden ground all around you. Unfortunately, in the short term, there is little you can do to alleviate the problem to ensure that over-flows are minimised drain covers are sealed to eliminate unnecessary water draining into your tank.   If the water table (level […]

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Toilet Paper Factoids

Toilet Paper Factoids

The amazing thing about toilets, poo and septic tanks is that people become fascinated by such subjects. That’s why we thought we’d bring a few bits of our knowledge together in a blog and share them with you. How Much Paper We Use Each Day A toilet paper manufacturer’s studies show that typically Americans use […]

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Why Septic Tanks & Water Softeners are Not a Great Combination!

Why Septic Tanks & Water Softeners are Not a Great Combination!

There is conflicting evidence about the use of septic tanks and water softeners.  Generally, the industry opinion is that the backwash from water softeners harms septic tanks. Hard water can cause all kinds of problems: It’s heavy on minerals Causes clogging Can affect the way your water tastes Therefore, it’s fairly understandable that people will […]

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New Septic Tank Regulations 2020 – England

New Septic Tank Regulations 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 regulations 2020. In a bid to tackle water pollution problems, the Environment Agency has created a set of new General Binding Rules, which mean from 1 January 2020 you may need to replace […]

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