Domestic water tanks are used to store water for a range of different uses including sometimes for drinking water, water to be heated, water used to flush toilets, or to store rainwater that has been harvested (collected). Leaking or escaped water can be damaging to its environment, and this is why the water tanks need to be strong and robust, protecting their contents from outside risks, damage, and leaks.
One of the best materials for making these water tanks from is a specific type of plastic known as UV polyethylene – or PE. The water tanks are usually treated so that they are not affec..
If you have a building that cannot be connected to the mains sewage system, then it is important that you look for an alternative method of taking wastewater and sewage away from it. One of the most effective ways of doing this is through a septic tank system. When you get a septic tank system, the wastewater and sewage are channelled away from the building and into a septic tank that is situated close by. Inside the septic tank, the waste is broken down by bacteria and separated into water and sludge. The water is then drained into a drainage field in the local area (only sewage treatment pla..
There are many different reasons why you might need to have a water tank at your property. One of the most common is to have somewhere to store water that has been collected from the rain, giving you an eco-friendly way to utilise natural resources. Rainwater harvesting systems usually comprise a drainage system alongside a sizable tank to keep the harvested rainwater in until it is used in the property.
Houses use high quantities of water every day for everything from washing clothes to toilet flushing, showering, to pet cleaning. This means that the tanks that you potentially need will ne..
There are several reasons why some homes need to have an oil tank for the storage of oil. It might be that your home is not connected to mains gas due to its location or you might even choose not to connect it to the mains. Whatever the reason, some people find themselves in a situation where they need to store large amounts of oil.
It is important that you get the storage of oil right, it is a big responsibility as it can not only be damaging to the local environment if it escapes the tank in any way, but it can also be a huge fire risk to people and property close by. Damaged tanks or lea..
Farmers and land managers have a duty to maintain the health of the environment for which they are responsible. This isn’t just about the fields, crops and grazing for livestock, it’s about making sure that onsite sewage and wastewater treatment facilities are non-polluting for waterways, wildlife and the countryside itself.
It’s not unusual for farms to be off the mains sewer system. By their very nature, farms are in remote locations, with lots of land. Without a mains sewer system, farmers need to make sure they are treating and disposing of their sewage in a way which is safe and lega..
When is a plastic bunded oil tank the right choice?
Around 1.6 million households in the UK aren’t connected to the national gas network. Generally, these households will use oil to heat their homes and water instead. This oil (usually kerosene) must be stored on your property, in a tank which adheres to the government’s oil storage regulations (Storing oil at your home or business - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).
Oil storage tanks can be installed outside, inside or underground.
In commercial situations, heating oil may also be used to fuel machinery and furnaces, generate electricity or gener..
Whether you are an established operator or looking to move into the campsite market for the first time, considering the right sewage treatment always has to be top of your agenda.
Most people go to a campsite, caravan park or glamping site to get away from it all. You don’t find campsites in the middle of a city. So it’s not surprising that many campsites and caravan sites aren’t on the mains sewer and need their own wastewater treatment systems.
UK holidays are more popular than ever right now, with foreign travel restricted due to Covid. An increase in campers on your site is good for ..
Whether a home, housing development, single business or business park, if a site isn’t connected to the mains sewage system, the waste from toilets, baths, sinks, showers, washing machines and dishwashers will need to drain into an alternative system.
Sewage is wastewater which has been used for a variety of purposes at home or in work, industrial or leisure activities. The wastewater contains dissolved solids, suspended solids and bacteria and other micro-organisms living in the water. On average, we all produce 135 to 180 litres of sewage a day, consisting of 99.9% liquid and less than 0...
If your home or business relies on a supply of oil for heating, it is essential that your oil storage tank is safe and fit-for-purpose. The consequences if it isn’t safe can be seriously damaging to the environment, your home and your finances.
Anyone who stores oil on their premises, whether a home, farm or business, has a duty to ensure it won’t leak. Heating oil can cause serious problems if it gets into the environment. It can pollute rivers, harm wildlife and contaminate the ground and drinking water.
As an oil tank owner, you are responsible for any environmental clean-up costs. Th..
If your home is among the five per cent of UK homes too remote to connect to the mains sewer system, you will need to invest in your own sewage treatment facility.
There are a number of options available, including cesspools and septic tanks, but sewage treatment plants are the preferred option for most homes, farms and businesses.
Sewage treatment plants, also known as package treatment plants, work by creating an environment which encourages bacteria to grow and break down the sewage.
Sewage treatment plants are clean and eco-friendly and may be your only choice if you plan to disch..