Septic Tank Installation

Septic tank installation by experienced engineers

Owls Hall provides expert septic tank installation services. With 50 years experience, we are well placed to correctly advise you. Should you not be able to reach a mains sewer, you may have to install a septic tank and soakaway to deal with the waste from your home. With many different types of septic tanks to choose from, and many companies to supply and install the system, it can be a daunting task, but we’re here to make the process as smooth as possible.

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How does a septic tank work?

4% of the population of the UK do not have access to mains drainage. In these cases, domestic sewage treatment plants and septic tanks are utilised. A septic tank is a fairly simple system, able to deal with wastewater problems on a small scale. It works as follows:

  • Sewage and greywater (e.g. from baths, washing machines, showers) is sent to the tank through pipes in the house.
  • Solids fall to the bottom of the tank.
  • The waste contains natural bacteria that cause a process of anaerobic decomposition that, after a period of time, breaks down the sludge in the tank.
  • Effluent is discharged into the soil through perforated pipes.
  • You cannot discharge effluent into a stream or ditch; in order to do this you must install a treatment plant.

Are there any problems with installing a septic tank?

Despite the fact that septic tanks are a useful method of processing wastewater, they are somewhat outmoded. They produce an unpleasant effluent that contains substantial amounts of odours, pathogens and similarly environmentally damaging substances. Because of this, a drainage field is essential, in order to further slow down the speed that waste enters watercourses and to help break down the organic substances.

Septic tanks should also be emptied on a regular basis. Add that to the problems that can occur with blocked soakaways and the smells that can emanate from pipework and the tank itself and it is not surprising that the majority of people are seeking to replace their septic tanks with cleaner and more efficient sewage treatment plants. If you decide to install a septic tank at your property we would recommend a tank that has a particle filter. This is useful to stop your soakaway from blocking.

If you’re ready to purchase a septic tank for your home, have a look at our range of septic tanks that we both sell and install, from Klargester, MillenniumMarsh and others.

If you have any queries about our products, or need some help making your decision, don’t hesitate to give us a ring on 01371 850537.

Why Owls Hall?

Whether you need a septic tank installed for your home or a drainage project for commercial purposes, our wastewater systems are fit to deal with all types of water. We have over 50 years experience in installing wastewater plants and we can proudly say that it’s our area of greatest proficiency. We have a team of expert surveyors and engineers to find the answers to all of our customers’ wastage problems. The evidence lies in our case studies.

If you’re looking for a domestic service, our capacities include, but are not restricted to:

  • Sewage treatment plant fitting
  • Wastewater
  • Soakaway clearance or replacement
  • Reed bed installation
  • Pumping stations replacement or installation
  • Grease trap fitting
  • Stormwater
  • Drainage installation (including soakaways, land drains, french drains, crated systems and tunnels)
  • Rainwater harvesting tank installation

We are Trading Standards Approved, are involved in the Buy with Confidence scheme and have been given accreditation by British Water (the body that sets standards for water solutions in the UK).

Feel free to contact us to have a chat about your specific requirements and arrange a site survey. Alternatively, you can size your septic tank using our free septic tank sizing guide or use the menu to the right to view specific product details.