Soakaway systems are designed to dissipate water into the ground, where it can replenish groundwater supplies. Soakaways are required when it is either inappropriate or not possible for a land drainage system to link to the main sewage and drainage system. Placed in a backfilled hole underground the soakaway acts as a storage reservoir, that can cleanse and filter stormwater and / or septic tank outflow, before slowing releasing it into the ground.
There are a number of soakaway systems which Watlington Drain Renovations recommends, each with its own benefits and advantages:
The Aquacell system comprises rectangular, modular plastic units which can be ‘clipped’ together to create a structure of the required size. The units can thus be used as a standard soakaway or a large underground storage reservoir. The recommended size will vary depending on the quantity of stormwater that is intended to be captured and dissipated.
Newer soakaway systems require minimal maintenance, however older systems have had a tendancy to clog up with mud and silt which causes them to stop working.
We offer a full diagnosis, maintenance and repair service and can provide recommendations on how to prevent issues in the future.