2020 Septic Tank Regulations

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2020 Septic Tank Regulations

Environment Agency Rules


  • Are you living in a property which is not connected to mains drainage?
  • Are you considering selling or buying a property which is not connected to mains drainage?

Did you know that discharges from septic tanks directly to a surface water are not allowed under the General Binding Rules issued by the Government?

If you have a septic tank that discharges directly to a surface water, you will need to replace or upgrade your treatment system by 1 January 2020. Where properties with septic tanks that discharge directly to surface water are sold before 1 January 2020, responsibility for the replacement or upgrade of the existing treatment system should be addressed between the buyer and seller as a condition of sale.

For full details of the regulations, please follow the link below: