Septic Tanks and Packaged Sewage Treatment Plants

Septic TankSeptic Tanks systems were first introduced into the UK in the 1800’s and were mainly used for the treatment of sewage from large country houses, when it was found that the old style ‘privies’ were no longer acceptable or caused smell problems.

Use of Septic Tank systems became more popular, with some of the larger properties having filter beds and humus tanks added to further treat the sewage before it was discharged into the local watercourse. In the early part of the 1900’s a lot of the smaller rural properties eventually started using them as well.

Because Septic Tank systems are underground, the people who own and use them often ignore them. However because they are generally out of sight, they should certainly not be out of mind! An improperly sited, designed, installed, maintained or operated Septic Tank system can pollute drinking and surface water and cause many problems.

With environmental laws becoming more stringent, the use of Septic Tank systems has started to decline and the need for small packaged sewage treatment plants has increased.

SPE, based in Worcestershire, West Midlands can specify and supply Septic Tanks and Packaged Sewage Treatment Systems to suit most requirements.