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Sewage Treatment Plant suitable to install under driveway

Discussion in 'Building' started by steveinoz01, 18 Feb 2021.

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    steveinoz01

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    My existing septic tank needs to be replaced as it is no longer compliant discharging to a watercourse. The tank is located in the drive and I need to put the new sewage treatment plant in the drive too, either in the same location or next to it.

    Anyone able to recommend units suitable for installation under a drive?

    Also anyone able to recommend installers that cover Coventry area?

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    Do you mean a septic tank or a package treatment plant? Problem with former is it needs a large drainage field. Problem with latter is it needs a water course to outlet into.
     
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    Existing is a 1960's septic tank discharging to a watercourse so no longer compliant with 2020 regs. I therefore need to change to a sewage treatment plant or package treatment plant.

    The other option would be to keep the septic tank and change the discharge point to a drainage field but that is not an option with the available land and location on the plot in relation to buildings and gravity.
     
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    Treatment plant into the watercourse is definitely your best bet. Although you do get some discount on the size of a drainage field for a treatment plant they still tend to come out pretty big.
    One thing to watch is that plants can be a bit noisy. A few clients have mentioned they can hear a low hum when the day to day background noise quietens down.

    Sorry, can't help with anybody local. The last three or four I've done were with the obvious one - Klargester.
     
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    Thanks John.

    Were any of the ones you have done installed into a drive so cars can drive over and park on the land?
     
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    Not really. Driveways yes, but more rural gravel type.
     
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