septic tank regulations

Septic Tank Regulations

Do you know what the septic tank regulations are?

The Environment Agency changed the regulations to simplify the laws controlling small sewage discharges from septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants in England. New regulations The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2014 came into effect in January 2015.

The General Binding Rules set out the conditions in the regulations that allow a septic tank or sewage treatment plant to be used without an environmental permit.

As an operator of a septic tank or sewage treatment plant if you don’t you comply with the General Binding Rules you still need a permit. If you require a permit and do not have one enforcement action will be taken against you.

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pumping station adoption

Private pumping station adoption?

What is happening?

Due to the changes in legislation, from 1 October 2016 all eligible private pumping stations will transfer to your local water company. This means the water company will be responsible for the servicing and maintenance of these stations including the running costs.

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