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How does a sewage treatment plant work?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on May 23, 2022.

Around 5% of UK homes are too remote to connect to the main sewer system and instead rely on septic tanks and sewage treatment plants to dispose of their household waste. These systems are essential for off-grid houses, farms and businesses, and here we explain how a sewage treatment plant works, what size you may […]

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What are the different types of rainwater harvesting systems?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on May 16, 2022.

More people are becoming aware of the benefits of rainwater harvesting. It’s an eco-friendly solution that helps the local environment while also reducing water bills in homes that have meters installed. There are a variety of different types of rainwater harvesting systems available and we explain how they work, and which one could be best […]

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Difference between attenuation and soakaway tank

What is the difference between an attenuation tank and a soakaway tank?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on May 9, 2022.

Attenuation tanks and soakaway tanks both hold water and appear to work in the same way – but there are some important differences that make them completely unique. Here we explain the difference between attenuation tanks and soakaway tanks to help you choose the right one for your project. What is an attenuation tank? An […]

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New wastewater treatment CPD launched by Graf UK

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on May 6, 2022.

CPD Presentation by Graf UK delivers the ultimate in wastewater wisdom A CPD that explains the issues around wastewater treatment and advises on the options available for specifiers has been launched by Graf UK. The 50-minute presentation delivers a multitude of “wastewater wisdom”, ranging from the fundamentals (what is wastewater treatment and why is it […]

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What can go into a septic tank

What can you put into a sewage treatment plant?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on May 2, 2022.

A sewage treatment plant is a natural biological process that relies on receiving normal organic waste. That’s why it is important to be aware of the items that go down the drain to ensure the system doesn’t develop any unexpected blockages and issues. But can you put into a sewage treatment plant and what should […]

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What are the typical problems with a rainwater harvesting system?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on April 25, 2022.

Rainwater harvesting systems are a fantastic way of recycling water runoff from the roof of your home so it can be reused in the garden and around the home. To get the most out of the system you need to ensure it is set up property and well maintained, which will help you avoid any […]

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What are SuDS?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on April 18, 2022.

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) are engineered solutions that are designed to reduce the quantity of surface water runoff that drains into local sewer networks, while also improving its quality. SuDS can manage rainfall close to where it falls, which is where it differs from traditional drainage, all the while mimicking natural systems. Here we explain […]

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Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on April 14, 2022.

We get our whole team together and have a sales meeting once every month. Each month’s meeting follows the same agenda, which is filled with typical things like; figures from the previous month, top customer list, build-on-successes from previous month (i.e. what went well that we can replicate) and so on. But in the middle […]

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Graf UK Carat Septic Tank

How Does a Septic Tank Work?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on April 11, 2022.

Septic tanks offer a fantastic solution for households that have poor drainage or who are not connected to the local sewer network. They ensure that household wastewater is disposed of safely and efficiently, without being harmful to the local environment. Here we explain what a septic tank is, how it works and how your home […]

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What are the typical problems with a soakaway tank

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 28, 2022.

No matter how big or small your soakaway tank, at some point you will experience an issue that requires it to undergo maintenance or repairs. There are several factors that can lead to the failure of a soakaway tank, including things like soil quality, maintenance, and the height of the groundwater ground table. In this […]

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Groundwater Pool in Rocks

Groundwater Explained – World Water Day

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 22, 2022.

March 22, 2022, will be World Water Day and it serves as a key reminder of the importance of freshwater. Around 2.2 billion people in the world live without access to safe water, and the fight is ongoing to ensure that as per the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6, water and sanitation will be available […]

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Water poured into glass

Why is water so important?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on March 21, 2022.

Even though we all know we need water to survive, there are still lots of people who either do not drink it or find it difficult to include it in their daily diet. 60% of the human body is water, which includes our brains, hearts, lungs, skin, muscles and bones, so, it’s easy to see […]

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