It’s important that your sewage treatment plant or septic tank system is emptied and maintained regularly to continue operating optimally. Poorly performing systems can cause serious health hazards as well as local pollution risks. Recent Building Regulations (Part H 2010 – BS EN 12566) state that regular emptying and maintenance of small sewage treatment plants must be undertaken by the homeowner at least once per year, or as per the manufacturer’s guidelines. Furthermore, the National Inspection Plans for DWWSTs are aiming to ensure that your registered sewage treatment plant is performing as it should and remains non-polluting.
As a homeowner, you must also ensure that your Klargester system remains in good repair and replace it when necessary. If you have just purchased your sewage treatment plant or septic tank, it’s your responsibility to have it properly decommissioned. We do recommend that you keep a detailed log of when your system is inspected, maintained, emptied or serviced as you may need these details in future.