Inten offer complete project management.
From initial site survey, including CCTV survey, which determines the best product selection, liaising with the Environment Agency to obtain the correct discharge licence, to the supply and installation of the complete system including all drainage, electrical and commissioning works.
Choosing a Sewage Disposal System
One of the most important decisions is the choice of the most suitable sewage disposal system for your particular site. The choice of solutions is quite varied, and there are many factors to be taken into account, including any potential environmental impact and current legislation.
At Inten Drainage Services we use only the best products by Titan, Condor, Balmoral and Klargester, and ensure that the chosen installation is correct for the conditions on site. Meticulous planning from the outset means that later problems, such as groundwater pollution, backing up of sewage effluent and unpleasant odours, are avoided.
Klargester and Titan Septic Tanks are suitable for populations from 4 to 38. These tanks are suitable for 1 – 12 houses, with soakaways designed to cope with the population and ground conditions.
For septic tank soakaway design a porosity test or percolation test is carried out to determine the permeability of the sub soil.
The rate of permeability calculated from the porosity test allows the correct size of soakaway to be designed.
Our experience allows us to undertake these porosity & percolation tests and provide you with the correct solution for your site. We undertake porosity tests for domestic and commercial applications.
Before any sewage treatment plant and septic tank can be installed a percolation test will need to be carried out according to environmental agency guidlines. If a sewage treatment plant is installed without a percolation test being carried out or approval from the environmental agency you could be liable to a £25,000 fine.
The standard porosity test involves an excavation of a minimum of 3 test sites. Each hole is then filled with water and the time for each fill to empty is noted. This average time to empty is used in a British Standard calculation to determine the size of soakaway required.
A porosity test also gives our engineers an opportunity of examining what type of sub soil material is present, i.e. chalk, clay, gravel. Clearly less porous sub soils will need a larger soakaway or may not be suitable at all.
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To find out how Inten can help with any sewage tank installation issue, call us now on 0800 169 2857 or request a quick online quotation by completing the form below