Septic Tank Planning Permissions & Building Regulations

Being the owner of a home or other property with a septic tank brings a lot of responsibilities. First and foremost is that your waste is not polluting the environment, because the sort of waste likely to be discharged can do a lot of long-term damage if done thoughtlessly, carelessly, or illegally. Perhaps it’s not […]

How to Know When Your Septic Tank Needs Emptying

If your property has a septic tank for your household wastewater, regular maintenance and emptying are essential, because otherwise it will at some point overflow, and the consequences of that, to put it mildly, can be quite unpleasant. The best way to avoid such issues is to have your tank regularly emptied; how often this […]

What Things Should You Never Pour Down the Drain

What Should You Not Pour Down the Drain? A common misconception is that anything which takes a ‘liquid form’ can be safely poured down the drain. In reality, there are many items — liquid and solid — that can wreak havoc on your drainage system and septic tank when disposed of in this way. In […]

What Shouldn’t You Flush Down The Toilet?

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When it comes to what you can flush down the toilet, remember the 4 Ps — pee, poop, puke and paper. It seems simple enough, but every year sewage systems and septic tanks face serious problems as a result of people flushing the wrong items down their toilet. In this article, we’ll be detailing what […]

Summer Maintenance for Septic Tanks


Summer Maintenance for Septic Tanks   Septic tank maintenance is crucial at all times of the year, whether it’s pouring with rain or unseasonably sunny. However, the different seasons bring different issues with them, and dealing with these problems is key to maintaining the safe functionality of your septic tank. In this article, we’re going […]

Understanding How Your Septic Tank System Works

Typical layout of a septic tank A typical septic tank often consists of two compartments that contain gallons and gallons of wastewater. From one side, the wastewater flows in, and from the other, the wastewater flows out into the drainfield, which is a network of pipes in gravel trenches within the soil underground. How a […]

Buying or Selling a House With a Septic Tank

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If you’re buying a home with a septic tank on the premises, or if you’re selling your property that contains its own septic tank, then there’s a few things you need to know as you finalise your purchase or sale. Here, the team at Cammack & Wilcox will go through the important information regarding the […]

Changes in Septic Tank Law for 2020

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In 2020, there will be a change in the law regarding the draining of septic tanks in the UK. These rules apply to both new and existing treatment systems; the former is defined as a system that was installed and discharging on or after 1st January 2015, and the latter pertains to systems that were […]

Liquid Waste Disposal Methods

No matter what type of waste is generated on your premises, disposing of it correctly is of paramount importance for a number of reasons. The most prominent and obvious is hygiene, but incorrect disposal of waste can lead to safety issues, harm to wildlife and the environment, as well as prosecution for not obeying relevant […]

Oil Interceptors: How Do They Work?

While the drains on our properties work constantly to keep our water flowing and our waste away from where it’s not wanted, there are many different components and processes at play that keep everything running smoothly. One such component for certain environments is oil interceptors. Oil Interceptors are installed on commercial and industrial sites, as […]