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Registering Your Septic Tank

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  • 20-12-2016
Registering Your Septic Tank

Registering Your Septic Tank or Sewage Treatment Plant 

If your property is making use of an alternative sewerage solution, like a septic tank or treatment plant, you may choose to register for a permit. Let's take a look at how this process works.

There are two middle binding rules that you have to adhere to, if you have a septic tank or sewerage treatment plant on your property. This includes regular maintenance and making sure that it does not leak.

It should also have the right capacity, and the empty by a registered professional. If he does need all the binding rules you don't have to apply for a permit.

If you don't meet the general binding rules. You will need to apply for a permit. The form that you will have to complete will depend on how much waste you discharge as well as we discharged. 

For example, you can discharge sewerage to the ground, or it can be discharged into the surface water. If you discharge between five and 20 m³ per day you may apply for a standard permit.

Before you apply for any permit, you will need the eight figure grid reference for your specific septic tank or treatment plant. You will also have to calculate the maximum amount of waste that you are likely to discharge every day. 

In addition to this, you also have to provide a suitable site plan. There are different fees that apply when you register for a permit and the entire process can take up to 3 months.

Are you looking for septic tank emptying or other wastewater services? For liquid waste collection or disposal in Surrey, Sussex, Essex or the South East, follow the links below.