The first and most important factor is from whom do you buy your sewage treatment plant. Going the cheap direction or searching out smaller companies is not advisable. It would be like buying a single-engine aeroplane from a flea market. You need a professional and well-established company to provide your sewage treatment plant, and you need a professional to install it. What Size Sewage Treatment Plant Do I Need? In simple terms, bigger is always better. However, if money or space is an issue, then you can work out the size of your sewage treatment plant. The most common way is to use t..
What is wastewater, and why treat it? Wastewater, often called effluent, is used water which contains substances such as human waste, food scraps, oils, soaps, and chemicals. In homes this includes water from sinks, showers, baths, toilets, washing machines, and dishwashers. Wastewater is full of contaminants like bacteria, chemicals, and other toxins, which have a negative impact on the environment and our health. This can include harm to fish and wildlife populations, oxygen depletion, and contamination of drinking water. Most of the water used by homes, businesses, and factories must the..
Storage tanks come in a huge variety of sizes, types, and materials. Whether you’re replacing an old tank, or installing a brand new one, you need to be sure that you’re using the best quality tank available. You want a strong, attractive tank at an affordable price. One that will give you security and many years of trouble-free service. “Guaranteed for 10 years, this well respected range of tanks offers an excellent combination of shapes, capacities and features. With designs to suit all locations, the Atlas range of bunded tanks has a proven track record. When you invest in Atlas you are buy..
Proper care of your on-site sewage system is absolutely essential to keeping your septic system up and running. Regular maintenance will not only save you money on costly repairs, but it will also help protect your living environment by ensuring water quality. Fortunately, septic system maintenance isn’t difficult. Here’s our guide on how to properly care for your septic tank. Pump Your Septic Tank Over time, a septic tank accumulates solid material, which must be pumped out. Allowed to accumulate, this sludge will eventually overflow into the drain field, which can cause extensive damag..
Fuels such as diesel and oil are part of our everyday lives and are used for everything from running our vehicles to heating our homes. However, these products are volatile substances and can be very dangerous if they’re not looked after properly. Failing to properly store your fuel can have serious environmental consequences and lead to heavy fines. It is therefore important that you follow regulations and protect against the risk of pollution. Below, we are going to provide you with some tips on how to make sure your fuel is stored safely. Remember – your fuel is ultimately your responsibili..
If you are thinking of having an oil tank installed on your property, then you’ll need to make a decision: a plastic bunded oil tank, or a steel bunded oil tank. The material you choose will depend on your needs and requirements. You might be asking - what is the difference between the two, and which one is best? To help you decide, we are going to look at the advantages and disadvantages of both plastic and steel oil tanks. Advantages Of Steel Oil Tanks Long-lasting - Steel is highly durable and potentially has a much longer lifespan than tanks made from plastic. Steel tanks are resil..
A bunded oil tank is the safest way to store oil at a home or business. Of course, you have to make sure that the tank is installed and maintained in a safe manner, in much the same that way you do with other additions to your property, such as boilers or other heating system components. Normally, as the owner of the property, you are responsible for the safe positioning and upkeep of the tank, so you need to be aware of everything that you need to consider. When it comes to positioning a new tank on your property, you obviously have to pay attention to the size of the tank and where it wil..
When you decide on oil fired heating for your home, there are a number of general considerations as well as legal requirements. These cover type of tank, size, and location. What are the types of oil tank There are four general types of heating oil tank: Single skin: a single layer tank made from plastic or steel. Usually the cheapest type of tank, however they are more tightly regulated regarding position. Double skin: an inner tank is housed in an outer skin. There is only a narrow gap between the two surfaces so piping and workings are external to the outer skin. Double skin usu..
Rainwater tanks are beneficial for several reasons - they can reduce your water bills, give you an alternative supply during area-wide droughts and they can also greatly benefit your garden. Not to mention, it is a great way to reduce your environmental impact. What’s not to love? There are lots of different options on the marketplace, so there’s plenty to choose from. Once you’ve made the great decision to get one, it can be difficult to know where to what size to get, what type to invest in and most of all, where to place it. To get the placement of your water tank right, you should ..
Domestic oil spills can happen easily – a simple accident that can have devastating consequences for the environment (since most domestic oil tanks are located in outside spaces) and the home, not to mention your domestic oil bills. These leaks can be sudden or they can happen over a long time; there is no ‘usual’ with them. They come from the tank itself in many cases, but can also come from the supply line or valves if they are damaged or simply grow old and less secure. If you do find that you have a leak or a spill from your oil tank, you must deal with it as quickly and efficiently as ..