Call Canford Drains to make sure you are compliant with the 2020 septic tank regulations. Septic tanks are common in rural properties and property owners find them an easy solution to the age old problem of dealing with waste water and sewage where mains drainage is not available.

What are the 2020 septic tank regulations?

New rules were introduced in 2015 which means that some property owners will be required to upgrade their systems.The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 January 2015 and created General Binding Rules (GBRs) for septic tanks or small sewage treatment plants for domestic use.The rules are designed to reduce the level of pollution from sewage in the nation’s watercourses. The government is seeking to end the practice of septic tanks discharging directly to a local watercourse, EG river/stream/ditch etc.
Under the GBRs, anyone with a septic tank discharging into a watercourse must replace it or upgrade it by 1 January 2020, or sooner if the property is sold before this date, or if the Environment Agency (EA) finds that it is causing pollution.

septic tankCall Canford Drains today to discuss if you think your septic tank may be discharging into a watercourse. We’ll be happy to investigate using the latest technology, discuss what options you have and be able to provide you with a competitive quote to ensure that you meet with 2020 regulations

For over 25 years, Canford Drains have established an extensive amount of experience in the supply and installation of all types of septic tanks & sewage treatment plants.We also offer a regular septic tank emptying service. Our maintenance & repairs division look after many customers throughout Dorset and the surrounding areas, so your sewage treatment plants & septic tanks will be safe in our hands.

More information can on the regulations can be found on the Environment Agency Website