Steps to Take For a Successful Wastewater Plant Installation
Sewage treatment equipment installations need planning correctly. Below are the steps to take in the right order:
1. Research the different types of sewage treatment plant and septic tanks online to see the products available and their features and faults. Forums are a good idea as often faults are highlighted there by purchasers. No plant is perfect.
2. Call us to get informed advice on which treatment plants are suitable for your particular situation and use.
3. Ring your local council to see if they require a Planning Permission Application - some do, some don't.
3. Arrange a site visit by your local Building Regulations officer to assess the site and discuss your plans. If you intend to use a soakaway drainfield for effluent disposal to ground, do the Groundwater Source Protection Zone search, the Trial Site assessment Hole Test and the Percolation Tests to make sure that the land is suitable.
4. Arrange a site visit by our qualified staff to assess the specific location of your treatment plant and drains. Once the site visit has been performed, we will be able to give you a very good idea of the costs involved.
5. Make sure that your installation complies with the Environment Agency 'General Binding Rules'. If it does not, then you will need to apply for a discharge permit from the Environment Agency.
6. Arrange a date for installation with our qualified staff. We will be able to discuss what requirements we may have for this installation.
7. Order the sewage treatment plant. This can take up to 4 weeks for delivery, depending on the make.
8. Tell the local Building Regulations Officer about the dates for installation so he can inspect the install and pass it.
9. Installation is completed, conforms to all the rules and regulations and has been signed off by the Building Inspector with building regulation consent. Treatment plant is commissioned for use by the installer.
10. Take out a Sewage Treatment Plant Maintenance Agreement.
If everything goes well, all the steps above could be performed in the space of 3 weeks. The process is not complicated and, provided the site conforms to the Environment Agency and Building Regulation requirements, you should have no problems installing the treatment plant.