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Why Should I Service My Sewage Treatment Plant?

Why Should I Service My Sewage Treatment Plant?

It is a very good question and one I hear a lot. But when I rattle off a few reasons why, it soon becomes apparent that with the right maintenance, a sewage treatment plant can last a very long time without carrying out major works on it!   Here are a few reasons why...
Southern Water Hit With Record Fine

Southern Water Hit With Record Fine

Southern Water hit with record £126m penalty after ‘serious failures’ The Company faces prosecution by the Environment Agency following discovery of wastewater spills. The water regulator said the company had showed ‘scant regard for its responsibilities to...
Septic Tank Regulations 2020

Septic Tank Regulations 2020

Registration of septic tanks and private sewage disposal systems in both England & Wales was introduced in 2010, however registration was suspended by the Coalition Government pending a review.  The review was completed in October 2014 and new regulations –...
Top five reasons for soakaway failure

Top five reasons for soakaway failure

As winter approaches every year and the wet weather sets in, the expected number of calls reporting drainage field (or more commonly referred to soakaway) failure increase. Year after year the pattern continues and quiet often we get reoccurring calls from the same...
64 metre ‘fatberg’ discovered in Devon

64 metre ‘fatberg’ discovered in Devon

A block of hardened fat, oil and wet-wipes longer than six double-decker buses was discovered in the sewer beneath The Esplanade in Sidmouth, Devon. It has been predicted that it will take South West Water workers eight weeks to cut up and remove the 64-metre...
The Facts: Grease Management Systems

The Facts: Grease Management Systems

Fats, oils and grease (FOGs) clog drainage pipes. The FOGs sticks to the sides of pipes decreasing the pipe’s capacity and eventually blocking the pipe entirely. Other problems include a reduction of a private treatment system’s performance, smell issues and...