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 your existing tank or plant, 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:
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 removing 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 you know you can place full trust in our services, Pipescan Ltd 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.
There have recently been changes to regulations on sewage treatment, and it is important to ensure new and existing installations in Cumbria and Lancashire 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 owners of existing septic tanks must upgrade them to treatment plants by 1st January 2020. Septic tanks can no longer 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, 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 you recently bought a property with a septic tank, the previous owner should have ensured the tank meets new regulations. They must have upgraded the system before 1st January 2020, or at the time of sale, whichever came first. If you are unsure whether your system complies with current standards, contact our experts who advise on wastewater installations and upgrades.
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