The majority of UK homes and commercial premises – 95%, in fact – are connected to the main drainage system, so wastewater is drained and processed at a nearby wastewater treatment works.
For the 5% of homes and businesses not connected to the mains sewer system, there are a few key environmental factors to bear in mind when living with a septic tank or small sewage treatment plant.
Follow these tips to make sure your wastewater system is kind to the environment.
Remember, you’re responsible for the maintenance and repair of your sewage treatment system, so it’s vital to comply with Environment Agency standards and regulations to avoid penalties.
For more information about sewage regulations, visit www.gov.uk/small-sewage-rules
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