Septic Tanks and Sewage Treatment in East Sussex
At Country Drainage we have been installing septic tanks and sewage treatment plants for houses in and around East Sussex for over 30 years. We install all types of foul drainage systems to treat domestic and commercial sewage, including septic tanks, sewage treatment plants, pump stations, soakaways, cess pools, rainwater harvesting tanks and soakaway systems.
Ground conditions vary from site to site and therefore require different types and makes of system. We therefore supply and install various makes including the Klargester Biodisc and Biotec sewage treatment plants. We also install the WPL Diamond plants, the Balmoral range and the Conder Clereflo CT range.
We previously installed such makes as Titan, Clearwater, Entec, Allerton systems and ConSept Conversion Units.
We have a long standing working relationship with Klargester in particular who offer a complete range of septic tanks, sewage treatment plants, pump stations and soakaways. We have been “Klargester Accredited Installers” for almost 30 years.
Environment Agency Legislation for New & Existing Sewage Treatment Systems & Septic Tanks
Use the correct treatment system
You must use a small sewage treatment plant to treat the sewage if you’re discharging to a surface water such as a river or stream. A small sewage treatment plant (also known as a package treatment plant) uses mechanical parts to treat the liquid so it’s clean enough to go into a river or stream.
Note: Discharges from septic tanks directly to a surface water are not allowed under the general binding rules.
If you have a septic tank that discharges directly to a surface water you will need to replace or upgrade your treatment system by 1 January 2020. Where properties with septic tanks that discharge directly to surface water are sold before 1 January 2020, responsibility for the replacement or upgrade of the existing treatment system should be addressed between the buyer and seller as a condition of sale.
If the Environment Agency finds evidence that your septic tank discharging to a surface water is causing pollution, you will need to replace or upgrade your system earlier than 1 January 2020.