Septic Tanks

Watlington Drains continues to offer a full maintenance service for a variety of different size septic tanks.

These systems are very common and replace main drainage in rural areas.

In order for septic tanks to continue to work efficiently they will ideally need to be emptied regularly. It will depend on the size of your property, water usage and the system that you have but we recommend every 6 months to keep the system working properly.

If you notice that your tank is being emptied more regularly than before, it could be a sign that your soakaway is coming to the end of its life span. Please contact us for advice on what to do and, if needed, a quote to repair it.

Septic tanks can still be installed but are subject to having perculation tests carried out before hand.

A perculation test establishes whether the ground is good enough and large enough to install a drainage soak away field to work in conjunction with the septic tank.

Septic Tank 2020 Regulations

You may have heard that in 2020 the regulations are changing regarding your septic tank and how it operates. While there are some changes coming in it does not necessarily mean what you currently have will no longer be legal. 

You can find out all of the rules and what has happened by using the more information links below. We are more than happy to assist you in finding out whether or not your current system will comply with the new rules and we will also be able to change what you currently have to make it comply.

More information can be found here:

Septic Tank Emptying Services

Watlington Drains recommends the services of John Allen for the emptying of domestic septic tanks in the West Norfolk district.

Call John directly on: 07767 823137

Replacing your old septic tank lid

Suitable covers should always be placed completely over a septic tank, capable of withstanding weight and locked to avoid children or animals being able to access the tank, and should not be corroded or damaged.

At WDR we can replace a Klargester manhole cover and frame, which measures 600mm x 600mm and is a galvanised pedestrian-duty cover set in a shallow black plastic frame or a 750mm x 650mm heavy duty B125.

We receive regular enquiries about the ‘old-style’ Klargester oval/rugby ball-shaped galvanised cover, which has unfortunately now been discontinued and replaced with a standard cover and frame. You will be required to cap off one vent pipe and cover the other vent pipe with the replacement lid.