Do You Have a Septic Tank?

Make sure it doesn’t turn even more septic for you. Tread carefully! Are you compliant?

Remember that on 21 November 2019 new rules came into force for existing and new septic tank discharges in England.

All septic tank owners had to replace or upgrade their septic treatment system to a full sewage treatment plant by 1 January 2020 or when the property was sold before this date.

All septic tanks that currently discharge ultimately into watercourses will have to be either:

  • Replaced using a sewage treatment plant with full BSEN12566-3 certification


  • The discharge to the watercourse stopped and diverted to a drain field designed and constructed to the current British Standard BS62972007.

If you are buying or selling a property with a septic tank and you need advice about compliance contact us now on 01606 74301