Kevin Woolner, Project Engineer for CLA member DALROD, introduces the company and highlights some key law changes for septic tanks.

The DALROD Group covers the majority of the UK for: Reactive Drainage Maintenance: Drain-cleaning; Sewer & Pipeline Rehabilitation using CIPP Pipe-Lining techniques; Pumping-solutions and the newly launched Treatment Plant Solutions (TPS).

Within the DALROD Group, DALROD Cambridgeshire’s depot covers all aspects of drainage including:

  • Drain & Sewer cleaning
  • CCTV Drainage Surveys & investigations
  • Drain & Sewer structural Lining repairing damaged pipes
  • Localised No-Dig Sewer repairs to broken pipes/stop infiltration and root ingress.
  • HPWJ – Jetting: Removal of blockages, Roots/scale,
  • Confined space Tank/interceptor cleaning
  • Waste Disposal
  • Pumping Solutions
  • Treatment plant installations
  • Septic tank installation/emptying
  • Damage claim management

2020 law changes for septic tanks

In January 2015 it became illegal to install a septic tank that discharges to a water course. As of January 2020 existing septic tanks that currently discharge directly to a stream or water course will no longer be able to do so and must upgrade.

In many sites that I have attended over the years, clients just do not know where the septic tank discharge actually is. Under the 2020 law the discharge of septic tanks must go to a drainage field or a treatment plant.

The CLA has produced a Guidance Note for members Private Sewage Systems: A Reminder for Members which highlights the upcoming changes in 2020.

To find out more information about DALROD contact kevin.woolner@dalrod.co.uk or call 01480 272 114.