If you’ve nfever lived in a house which isn’t connected to the mains sewer, you’ve probably never thought about septic tanks. But if you live in a remote, rural area, which isn’t connected to the mains sewage network, you need to think about safe treatment of wastewater from your home. A septic tank is still the most popular way to do this.
So whether you need to replace your existing wastewater treatment system or you are buying a house with a septic tank and aren’t sure what it means, read on to find out more about the benefits and drawbacks of a septic tank…
What is a septic tank?
A diesel generator provides back-up electricity if the mains electricity goes down. This is essential for many businesses, as well as facilities like hospitals and care homes, to keep them running smoothly until the power can be restored. Diesel generators are also used on sites without mains electricity – for example on campsites, festival sites or remote farm buildings.
For a diesel generator to work, it needs a reliable and safe source of fuel. This should be stored in an oil tank especially designed to work with a generator - a generator feed bunded tank, to give it its full name.
How you can clean your septic tank and improve it with a proper routine
Your septic tank is a large underground holding tank where wastewater from the shower, kitchen and toilet goes when it leaves your home. The wastewater is treated by bacteria and other microorganisms, which break down the waste matter.
Septic tanks are watertight containers made of concrete, fibreglass or plastic. They are a cost-effective way of treating wastewater for homes not on the mains sewage system.
If you have a septic tank, it's important to understand how it works and be familiar with the cleaning and m..
Choosing the best oil tank for your home is more than just finding one that fits. There are numerous defining factors for selecting the proper one, ranging from the oil you intend to store in it to the positioning of the tank itself.
How Do I Find Out Which Bunded Oil Tank I Need?
The type of tank that is best suited to your needs is determined by numerous factors, including the size of the property and where the tank will be installed.
Bunded oil tanks are usually available in steel or plastic. Steel bunded tanks have a larger capacity than plastic ones and can store up to 120,000 l..
Oil Tank Installation - What You Need to Know
When installing an oil tank, whether it be at home or at a place of business, it’s always important to know exactly what options are available, and you’re your needs are. Bunded oil tanks are the safest and most efficient way to store fuel. They are duel layered unlike single skin oil tank solutions, providing an additional layer of defence against both leaks and pollution. The bund will capture any fuel spilled from a cracked inner skin of the tank, preventing environmental harm, and potential fines against the owner. It is also a legal r..
Around 1.5 million homes in the UK use heating oil (usually kerosene) for hot water and central heating, because they aren’t connected to the mains gas supply. This oil needs to be stored safely on their property in a suitable tank.
Buying a heating oil tank for your home or business is a big investment. With so many heating oil tanks available, it can get a bit confusing. But it is important to get it right, as getting it wrong could prove to be a very costly mistake.
Whether you are buying a tank for the first time or replacing an old one, there are some key things to consider – such a..
A flammable cabinet, sometimes known as a flammable storage cabinet, is designed to safely store potentially flammable or combustible liquids, gases or solids.
Many workplaces, including factories, laboratories, farms and cleaning companies will regularly work with flammable materials. These materials are essential to work processes, but a risk to people, property and the environment. Employers will need a way to store them safely.
Instead of storing these hazardous materials on an exposed shelf, a flammable cabinet allows you to store flammable or combustible liquids, gases or solid..
Sewage treatment is the removal of contaminants from wastewater and sewage. The vast majority of the UK’s population relies on the mains sewage system to discharge wastewater from their homes. But around 5% of properties need an off-mains alternative, due to their rural location.
For these homes, a domestic sewage treatment system (or sewage treatment plant) can and should be used.
The Government guidance (known as the general binding rules) states that: You must use a small sewage treatment plant to treat the sewage if you’re discharging to a watercourse such as a river or stream. A..
An effluent tank is a temporary liquid waste holding tank, used under portable structures, including toilet blocks, showers, catering facilities and offices.
They are used to collect wastewater and sewage in outdoor areas where there is no fixed plumbing, but there is a need for sanitation services. This includes camping and glamping sites, festivals, construction sites and sporting events.
Effluent tanks are a key requirement of any big outdoor event, like a concert or festival. They securely collect and store large quantities of wastewater and sewage, ensuring the hazardous contents ar..
Around 1.5 million homes in the UK use heating oil for hot water and central heating because they are off-grid and not connected to the mains supply.
In a commercial setting, heating oil can be used to fuel machinery in construction, agriculture and horticulture. It can also be used to generate electricity, fuel furnaces and heat commercial buildings, including holiday homes.
Bunded oil tanks are a legal requirement for businesses which store oil on their premises. They are also a wise choice for homes (or a legal requirement if your tank has a capacity over 3500 litres), rather than a s..