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New rules were introduced back in 2015 concerning Septic Tanks, which mean some property owners are required to upgrade their systems.


These new regulations are designed to reduce the level of pollution from sewage in the nation’s watercourses. The government is therefore seeking to end the practice of septic tanks discharging directly into any local river or stream system.


Anyone with a septic tank discharging into a watercourse should have replaced or upgraded it by 1 January 2020.


Septic Tank Systems can be updated in a number of different ways – DrainMaster can discuss this with you in order to find the most appropriate solution for your property.


More information about the regulations can be found at


If you are worried you have missed the deadline for taking action, or have any other concerns, please give us a call to discuss your situation on 01395 513111 or email and we can call you back.

DrainMaster Septic Tank Regulations 2020

At DrainMaster(SW) Ltd, we have chosen to use only septic tank products by WTE LTD. This is due to their high quality and efficiency. Their tanks are odourless, small in size and come as a one-piece tank construction reducing the risk of leaks.

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