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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...
The Top 3 Reasons Sewage Treatment Plants Fail

The Top 3 Reasons Sewage Treatment Plants Fail

Here at WCI we service a large number and variety of private sewage treatment plants. When I was asked to list the top three reasons why a plant would fail, I whittled my rather long list to:   1.       Electrical Issues It really could be as simple as a power outage,...

Adoption of domestic pump stations

Under The Water Industry (Schemes for Adoption of Private Sewers) Regulations 2011, private sewers and lateral drains that were connected to the public sewer were adopted by the local Water Authority. However private pump stations were not included in this transfer....