Servicing and maintenance of private sewage systems is important and required on a regular basis to ensure efficient operation and compliance with Environment Agency consent conditions. An inadequately maintained system can have unpleasant consequences for you, your customers, your community and the environment.
- Treatment plants need regular maintenance for trouble free operation.
- Failure to carry out effective servicing can cost you dearly – in expensive repairs, government fines, or the shutdown of your business.
- Any non-mains foul drainage system associated with temporary or permanent residential property requires an Environmental Permit from the Environment Agency (EA) under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016, unless it satisfies the General Binding Rules for small sewage discharges in England. The General Binding Rules can be found online at:
- If you are unfamiliar with private sewage systems, a useful document has been provided by DEFRA and the EA to explain the regulations governing them. It also explains how to comply with the General Binding Rules highlighted above. This can be found online at:
- The 2010 Building regulations Part H2 states that regular maintenance and inspection should be carried out in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions the owner is legally responsible to ensure that the system does not cause pollution, a health hazard or a nuisance.
Therefore, it is essential that your sewage treatment system is regularly maintained by a reputable organisation, and who more reputable than a specialized maintenance provider with over 10 years experience in the field with the manufacturer’s resources at its disposal?