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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01480 272 114.