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What size is my Sewage Treatment Plant?

What size is my Sewage Treatment Plant?

One of the first questions we tend to ask when we receive an enquiry for a Sewage Treatment Plant empty is “What size is your Sewage Treatment Plant?”.

Although you may assume you should know, we completely understand that it is not the most basic question to answer. You may have recently purchased or rented the property and there may be little knowledge on the waste system.

We normally ask the question though in order to assess the amount of waste we need to collect. This helps us organise the correct equipment and vehicle for the job in hand.

As this information is quite difficult to know off-hand, we have put this blog together to help you find out the size of your Sewage Treatment Plant.

Tip 1 – Documents.

In some circumstances, the property owner will have documentation of the Sewage Treatment Plant installation. This documentation will normally hold the information we need to identify the exact size of the tank itself, or at the least give us a good indication.

Tip 2 – Inspection.

We will normally recommend an inspection of the tank on arrival for the empty. If no information can be found then an inspection is the best way for us to gather the information we need.

In this scenario, we will normally bring what we assume to be correct equipment on the day of inspection so we can get right to work if we feel we are fully prepared to empty the tank there and then. This is the case a good majority of the time.

If you wish to book an empty or inspection, please Click Here and fill out one of our enquiry forms and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

Alternatively, you can call us direct on: (01646)629089

What size is your Cesspit?

What size is my Cesspit?

One of the first questions we tend to ask when we receive an enquiry for a Cesspit empty is “What size is your Cesspit?”.

Although you may assume you should know, we completely understand that it is not the simplest question to answer. You may have recently purchased or rented the property and there may be little knowledge on the waste system.

We normally ask, though, in order to assess the amount of waste we need to collect. This helps us organise the correct equipment and vehicle for the job in hand.

As this information is quite difficult to know off-hand, we have put this blog together to help you find out the size of your Cesspit.

Tip 1 – Documents.

In some circumstances, the property owner will have documentation of the Cesspit installation. This documentation will normally hold the information we need to identify the exact size of the tank itself, or at the least give us a good indication.

Tip 2 – Inspection.

We will normally recommend an inspection of the tank on arrival for the empty. If no information can be found then an inspection is the best way for us to gather the information we need.

In this scenario, we will normally bring what we assume to be correct equipment on the day of inspection so we can get right to work if we feel we are fully prepared to empty the tank there and then. In the majority of cases we are able to guess accurately. 

If you wish to book an empty or inspection, please Click Here and fill out one of our enquiry forms and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

Alternatively, you can call us direct on: (01646)629089

What size is my septic tank

What size is my septic tank?

One of the first questions we tend to ask when we receive an enquiry for a septic tank empty is “What size is your septic tank?”.

Although you may assume you should know, we completely understand that it is not necessarily an easy question to answer. You may have recently purchased or rented the property and there may be little knowledge on the waste system.

We normally ask the question however, in order to assess the amount of waste we need to collect. This helps us organise the correct equipment and vehicle for the job in hand.

As this information is quite difficult to know off-hand, we have put this blog together to help you find out the size of your Septic Tank.

 

Tip 1 – Documents.

In some circumstances, the property owner will have documentation of the septic tank installation. This documentation will normally hold the information we need to identify the exact size of the tank itself, or at the least give us a good indication.

 

Tip 2 – Inspection.

We will normally conduct an inspection of the tank upon arrival for the empty. If no information can be found then an inspection is the best way for us to gather the information we need.

In this scenario, we will normally bring what we assume will be the correct equipment for emptying the tank, on the day of inspection, so we can get right to work if we feel we are fully prepared to empty the tank there and then. You’ll be pleased to know this is the case the majority of the time.

If you wish to book an empty or inspection, please Click Here and fill out one of our enquiry forms and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

Alternatively, you can call us direct on: (01646)629089

 

Top Tips for sewage treatment plant maintenance

Top Tips for Sewage Treatment Plant Maintenance

There are a few key ways in which you can help keep your sewage treatment plant in good working order. Our top tips for sewage treatment plant maintenance are as follows:

Use biologically friendly household cleaning products. The sewage treatment plant process is known to be the most environmentally friendly because it basically encourages the growth of bacteria to break down sewage by circulating air through the system to produce a much cleaner effluent. If commercial chemicals, medicines or hygiene products enter the system they will kill the bacteria and prevent the breakdown process from working properly.

Similarly using large quantities of biological cleaning products or bleach will also disrupt the equilibrium of the bacteria in the tank. In addition, anything you put down sinks and storm drains can end up in local watercourses or the sea so it is worth thinking about this alongside the fact it will potentially prevent your sewage treatment plant from working properly. Fats, oils & grease cause additional problems as they can block drains and cause backups, as do disposable items such as wet wipes and nappies.

Have the sewage treatment tanks de-sludged regularly, ideally every twelve months. However, some of the lower budget treatment plants will require emptying more frequently. This should be carried out by a licensed waste carrier.

De-sludging your sewage treatment plant will help to maximise the working life of the components and will prevent the effluent quality from deteriorating. You will notice if it has if the final effluent this is cloudy or contains many suspended particles, then the final settlement tank. If this is the case you will need to have your tank checked over but ideally you will prevent this from happening if you carry out our top tips for sewage treatment plant maintenance.

You could also consider carrying out a full service of your sewage treatment plant around every 24 months. However, it would be worth checking over the components of the sewage treatment plant more regularly so you can spot problems early.

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top tips for cesspit maintenance

Top Tips for Cesspit Maintenance

Keeping an eye on your cesspit will ensure you spot problems early. It will also also help to keep it working properly and may save you money if problems are tackled before they get bigger.

Cracked walls and punctures can cause external leaks as will an overflowing tank. The symptoms of an overflowing cesspit or septic tank include slow drainage, horrible smells, greener/lusher grass around the system and wastewater backup.

Here are our top tips for cesspit maintenance which should help you keep yours in good working order:

Check the levels of your cesspit and ensure it is emptied frequently. An overflowing cesspit will not only be a smelly problem, it is offence under the Public Health Act (1936) and Water Resources Act (1991). It will also cause a costly mess to clean up. Don’t lift the lift on your cesspit to check the cesspit though, there is an abundance of toxic waste in there so it is better to have a properly fitted and maintained alarm system within it.

Furthermore, be careful what you dispose of within your cesspit. Don’t allow flammable or hazardous liquids to enter the system. In addition, if you’re going to give your cesspit a clean, make sure you use biologically-friendly household products rather than products such as bleach.

You should also avoid flushing or draining any items which will block drains or prevent biological processes taking place. Basically the only thing which should be disposed of within the cesspit is biological waste.

Lastly, don’t allow the area around the manhole cover to become overgrown or obscured. You will need allow easy access for clearances and a blocked manhole cover will also make sorting a problem out harder.

We hope our cesspit top tips for maintenance will help you remain or become cesspit trouble free!

However, if your cesspit needs emptying or has problems, West Wales Waste are a registered and professional liquid waste handler and disposal service. For a free, no obligation fill out our online form here. Alternatively, give us a call on: 01646 629089. 

What is a cesspit?

What is the cost of installing a septic tank?

What is the cost of installing a septic tank?

What is the cost of installing a septic tank? Well unlike a cesspit, the septic tank has some extremely unique features which can affect the cost of maintaining the unit.

In short, a cesspit is a wastewater system which holds the waste until emptied. A septic tank is a wastewater system which not only holds the wastewater but also treats and discharges some of its contents into the environment around it (through a soakaway). This is similar to a Sewer Treatment Plant system.

If you are currently researching the costs of installing one into your home, then there are a few things to consider.

Drainage.

It is very important you have the correct information and permissions in place before beginning your project.

A septic tank can be quite a large size with its tank and soak away to consider. With this in mind, you will need to make sure your ground is suitable for a soakaway and you have the correct planning permission on your land in order to excavate without any trouble.

Even if you would like to install an above ground tank, planning permission will be required.

The size of the tank.

The size of your septic tank will inevitably affect the cost.

The larger the number of people living within the property, the larger the tank will need to be. It is common to think that a larger property will require a larger tank, but if it can only hold a small number of individuals, then the amount of waste created will be less.

A small-sized septic tank can cost upwards of £750, whereas a larger system can cost £1000 – £2000 and beyond.

Location.

Location can be everything when researching which system would be the most beneficial. Smaller above-ground systems can be extremely cost-effective, but they can be somewhat of an eyesore.

However, in some circumstances, you may have no other choice but to install a below-ground system.

Consult with an adviser when researching for planning permission before making any financial decisions.

Labour and materials.

Like most things, the materials your system is made from will unsurprisingly affect the cost of the unit. You would potentially assume that all tanks are one and the same, but this is a misconception. Our advice would be not to cut corners and invest in a unit that will give you longevity. The Septic Tank will give you a return on investment over time so make a wise choice.

There are various different trades which offer an installation service, but it is recommended that you discuss an installation with your local waste management company. They will have the best knowledge on what to avoid and the best course of action.

Summary.

So in an a nutshell, the answer to “What is the cost of installing a septic tank?” is:

Overall, your investment levels will vary depending on the choices made, but on average, the whole project should cost between £3000 – £6000 for supply and installation of a Septic Tank depending on size and ground conditions.

If you wish to learn more about our installation services, please feel free to contact us at any time at 01646 629089 or click here to fill out one of our instant quotation forms. Read our Top Tips for Septic Tank Maintenance here.