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How to Maintain a Rainwater Harvesting System?
Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on April 12, 2021.
All things in life require some form of maintenance to keep them in good condition. This is true of equipment, relationships, vehicles, houses, and of course, rainwater harvesting systems. The good news is that maintenance of a rainwater harvesting system is simple and can often be done quickly and with little cost. There are several […]Read more
Why would I need a wastewater treatment system?
Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 1, 2021.
There are several reasons why you might need a wastewater treatment system… You could be having to replace an existing septic tank which no longer meets the Environment Agency requirements under the General Binding Rules. Or You might be building a new home in a remote location and there is no mains drainage network for […]Read more
Your Questions Answered About Septic Tanks
Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on February 22, 2021.
If you’re in the market for a septic tank for your property, then you’re likely to have questions. Firstly, why might you need one and what does it do? Septic tanks provide a treatment process to clean the black wastewater (sewage) from your home. Black water is the used water that comes from your toilets […]Read more
What can go into a septic tank?
Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on February 15, 2021.
If you’ve got a septic tank, or you’re in the process of buying a septic tank for your property, one question you may be asking is “what can go into a septic tank?” If so, here’s a helpful overview of what can, cannot and should not find its way into your septic tank if you […]Read more
What are the typical problems with a wastewater treatment system?
Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on February 8, 2021.
Just like anything in life, there can be typical problems with a wastewater treatment system you choose to have connected to your property. For the exact same reason that we’ve all seen brand new cars (very expensive cars at that!), broken down on the side of the motorway whilst we cruise on past in our […]Read more
Graf is just what the Drain Doctor ordered
Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on February 5, 2021.
Drainage systems manufacturer Graf UK enlists its first Drain Doctor franchise. Specialist rainwater, wastewater and stormwater systems supplier Graf UK has secured its first Drain Doctor franchise. And just six months after installing its first system for the manufacturer, JP Plumbing and Drainage, based in Buckingham, is so taken with Graf systems it is voluntarily […]Read more
Will a septic tank work without power?
Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on February 1, 2021.
If you’re building a house of off mains drainage, then chances are you will need to deal with waste on site which means you may install a septic tank. A septic tank is designed to separate the solids from the waste so that the effluent can be discharged into a soakaway. People tend to think […]Read more
How much does a wastewater treatment system cost?
Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on January 25, 2021.
So, you’ve realised that you need a wastewater treatment system for your property and you’re wondering, how much will it cost? Perhaps this is for your new build property that cannot be connected to mains drainage. Perhaps you’re replacing an old system that is no longer working and needs an upgrade. Perhaps you’re being forced […]Read more
Does a sewage treatment plant need a soakaway?
Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on January 18, 2021.
When you are installing a sewage treatment plant you will need to thing about where the effluent is going to go once it has been treated inside the system. There are 3 mains methods of discharge that are available. Discharging into a soakaway This is the most common method as it is a tried and […]Read more
What does a sewage treatment plant do?
Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on January 11, 2021.
A sewage treatment plant is simply an off-mains drainage system that deals with a property’s waste on site. It’s job is to treat the wastewater to quality that it can be safely discharged into a local watercourse or groundwater reserves without damaging the environment or eco-system. What size treatment do you need? For a domestic […]Read more
What are the different types of sewage treatment plants available and the benefits of each system
Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on January 4, 2021.
If you are looking to build a property that cannot be connected to the main sewer network, then you will need to install some form of sewage treatment system to process the wastewater into a form that can be safely drained into your local water course or can be discharged into a soakaway The more […]Read more
Graf UK expands its training offering
Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on December 28, 2020.
Specifiers, merchants and distributors set to join installers in learning about Graf UK systems. At a time when many drainage systems manufacturers’ training offer extends to one-hour CPDs, Graf UK is investing a minimum of a half-day training to ensure customers are kept abreast of ever-evolving regulations and the wide variety of options available. The […]Read more