Septic Tank Regulations 2020
New laws were passed on the 1st January 2020
making 90% of septic tanks in the UK illegal.
However, DON’T replace your septic tank until you have watched this video first
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How did I get into the world of septic tanks?
Well, as a child I lived in a house that had a cast iron lid at the bottom of the garden. Occasionally I would sneak down the garden and lift this lid and strain my eyes as I peered into the darkness. Through the shafts of light, I was horrified to discover a heaving mass of worms squirming away in the semi darkness ate the bottom of a large pit. This living organic sewage system amazed and fascinated me. My dad said it was called a septic tank!
20 years later, I got married and moved into a Victorian terraced cottage. It was one of four properties which shared tank with our neighbour. The septic tank developed a problem and it had to be emptied once a week at the cost of £360. Because the neighbour didn’t get on with anyone, he couldn’t be reasoned with and it costed each property £90 a week to get this tank emptied each week. This went on for about a year and the situation started to make my wife and I ill.
I contacted the council and various other agencies, but no one could help. We tried to sell our house, but no one would buy it under these conditions. The situation seemed hopeless. That was until I contacted a septic tank consultant. He advised me that the only way out of this dilemma was to install my own septic tank. His advice was amazing. After lots of research I installed my very own septic tank and soakaway a few months later. The feeling was incredible. I was free 🙂
Seeing what I had done, Jim my next door approached me the following week and asked if I could install a tank for him too. Which I did.
Since then, I have been helping other people up and down the country fix their septic tank problems and I want to help you too.
For free help, advice or information call me on 01753 360102
Domestic Sewage Treatment
It’s not just the world of septic tanks that I help people with.
Many people also need free help and advice about domestic wastewater and sewage treatment, especially since all the rules and regulations changed on the 1st January 2020.
Because there are so many different options and solutions available, looking for a domestic sewage treatment plant can be very confusing and stressing. Ring 10 different companies up and you will get 10 different opinions. Each one telling you that their’s is the best system.
However, if you love nature, and have had enough of sewage systems that use electricity to power motors, compressors, pumps and drums and you would like to avoid all the smells and noise and expense that come from using them – consider this.
You can now buy an organic domestic sewage treatment plant. Its called the Ecosystem and it is powered by nature. It converts sewage into safe, clean mineral water that feeds your garden with liquid fertiliser. It is also Environment Agency and Building Regs approved.
For more information on the Ecosystem Sewage Treatment Plant then please click this link.
And finally, one final word about…
Septic Tanks UK
Septic Tank Regulations
There is a lot of misinformation on the internet regarding the subject of septic tank regulations 2020 in England.
Many companies will tell you that you need to replace your old septic tank. They will then go on to charge you £8,000 – £15,000 to replace your old sewage system.
Many home owners are being made to reduce their house price by £10,000 – £15,000 to get a house sale because they have been told their septic tank is illegal.
It’s not true in 99% of cases.
I will now clearly and simply explain how the new septic tank regulations will affect you.
1. A new law was passed on the 1st January 2020.
It is called Retrospective Planning Approval. What it means is this. Every tank that was installed before the 1st January 2015 will now need planning approval or it will be classed as illegal.
This is not the same as planning permission.
It does not matter if your tank or drainage system was given planning permission in the past. Every owner of a sewage system in the UK must now apply to the local council for Retrospective Planning Approval to make their sewage system. Each application will cost £350. Once you have applied a Government inspector will visit your home and decide whether your sewage system is legal or illegal..
To make you septic tank legal you have 3 options.
- Replace you old sewage system and install a new one the cost of £8,000 – £12,000
- Replace you old sewage system with a new sewage treatment plant system for £10,000 – £15,000
- Put in a small Government black box called an Ecosystem septic tank converter and save your self £10,000.
For more information about the Ecosystem septic tank converter please visit: https://www.septictank.co.uk/how-to-make-your-septic-tank-legal
If you would like more information about all these new rules and regulations then please visit https://www.gov.uk/permits-you-need-for-septic-tanks/general-binding-rules the .Gov website about the general binding rules.
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If you need free help and advice about septic tanks, soakaway, septic tank soakaway, cesspits, domestic sewage treatment plants, cesspools, septic tank regulations, septic tank emptying, blocked soakaway, septic tank replacement, septic tank installation, septic tank cost, septic tank repair, sewage problems, sewage pumps, shared systems or soakaway problems then just call me today.
I have been installing, repairing and selling and consulting for UK Building Regs and the Environment Agency for over 20 years. During this time I have helped many people over the years and I can help you to.
For Free advice or information call 01753 360102 or visit www.septictank.co.uk or you can watch my videos on Septic Tank TV or you can visit the Septic Tank Company
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