Many rural properties in Cumbria and Lancashire rely on septic tanks and sewage treatment plants to remove wastewater when there is no main drainage system to connect to. Our engineers maintain existing tanks and plants, as well as delivering new installations across Blackpool, Lancaster, Preston and the surrounding areas. It is important to understand the changing laws surrounding sewage treatment and we make sure all work meets regulations. Give us a call to discuss your wastewater disposal requirements.
At Pipescan, we work closely with industry-leading companies, such as UKDP, to survey, diagnose, install, replace and repair septic tanks and treatment plants. From package plants to larger population tanks, we are fully qualified to undertake wastewater drainage work for domestic and commercial customers in Poulton-le-Fylde and the North West, including:
• Supply and installation of all size treatment plants
• Upgrades to existing septic tanks
• Ground testing and installation services for new soakaways and drainage fields
• Replacement of faulty drainage systems
• Maintenance packages for the upkeep of septic tanks and treatment plants
• Full reed bed construction services
Whether you have a septic tank or treatment plant, it is important for your drainage system to receive regular maintenance. As one example, sludge which builds up in treatment plants needs to be removed before it reaches maximum capacity. As a minimum, this should be once a year, or in line with manufacturer’s instructions. We provide maintenance packages for customers in Blackpool, Lancaster and Preston to ensure septic tanks and treatment plants remain fully functional and up to standard.
So our customers know they can place full trust in our services, Pipescan is on the Environment Agencies approved list of waste carriers. This means you can be sure that we adhere to the strict guidelines which surround work of this nature.
Regulations on sewage treatment are changing and it is important to ensure new and existing installations in Cumbria, Lancashire and the surrounding areas meet latest legislation. Failure to do so may result in hefty fines.
In 2015, the UK Environment Agency introduced new general binding rules. These state that existing septic tanks discharging to a water course must be upgraded by January 1st 2020. Septic tanks will no longer be allowed to discharge directly into a surface water and you must use a package treatment plant to treat sewage beforehand. These use mechanical parts to make the liquid clean enough to enter a river or stream.
Septic tanks which discharge to a soakaway close to a water course, but not directly into it, will also fall foul of the new binding rules.
New and existing treatment systems need to meet relevant British Standards. With over 30 years of experience, our Poulton-le-Fylde engineers ensure you receive the most suitable and high-quality work for your needs. We make sure drainage installations in Blackpool, Lancaster, Preston and the nearby areas meet BS EN 12566 for small treatment plants, and BS 6297:2007 for drainage fields.
If selling property in Cumbria or Lancashire with a septic tank before January 2020, you must ensure the tank meets new regulations at the time of sale. If you are unsure whether your system complies with current standards, contact our drainage experts who advise on wastewater installations and upgrades.