DALROD CAMBRIDGESHIRE

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.