SEPTIC TANK & CESS PIT SURVEYS, SOAKAWAY INVESTIGATION
Septic Tank and Soakaway Surveys can be undertaken in a number of ways and MTM can advise on the correct type of septic tank survey you require. Pre-Purchase septic tank surveys are carried out by our Degree qualified Civil Engineers. We offer a visual Septic Tank inspection and Soakaway Survey with a full report and any recommendations.
How we differ from our competitors is through our experience and ability to find a solution. As the bulk of Septic Tank drainage is below ground it is sometimes difficult to ascertain the problem. With a clear understanding of septic drainage and building construction we can locate problems, investigate your septic tank or cesspit, and advise accordingly.
Septic tank surveys are commonly used during the process of buying and selling a property. Many of our customers return to us time after time, they have the confidence to know that a septic tank survey undertaken by MTM will be as comprehensive as possible for the task that is required.
We can supply a range of septic tank surveys and the main services are:
1. A pre-purchase septic tank inspection or Cess pit and soak away survey.
2. An advice survey for a possible new drainage scheme, a new septic tank/treatment plant or alterations to a building.
3. Costings of upgrading your Septic tank, Cess Pit or Cess Pool.
New 2020 Septic Tank Regulations
Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 January 2015 and created General Binding Rules (GBRs) for septic tanks or small sewage treatment plants for domestic use. These rules are designed to reduce the level of pollution from sewage in the nation’s watercourses.
Under the new General Binding Rules, if you have a septic tank that discharges directly to surface water, ie, a water ditch, stream, river, etc, you must upgrade or replace your septic tank to a full sewage treatment plant system by 1st January 2020, or sooner if you plan to sell your property before this date.
Further information on the new regulations can be found on the Government website.
In addition, you may want to review the Government’s permits and general rules for Septic Tanks and Sewage Treatment Plants.
Pre-Purchase Septic Tank Surveys
Prompt full written reports