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Wastewater compliance with the Clenviro CLF2

When your property is on the market this can undoubtedly be a stressful time ensuring that all the boxes are ticked and as part of the pre-sale process it is vital to check the compliance of your wastewater system in relation to the 2020 General Binding Rules.

If you ever have any doubts on what you have installed or whether it complies with the current rules, regulations and guidelines we would recommend that this is checked by an experienced wastewater contractor.

This is a service we can offer at R A Dalton, our septic tank compliance checks are undertaken by one of our contracts managers who will help visually identify what you have installed and if any rectification works are required to meet the required standard. Our septic tank compliance checks come complete with a comprehensive report including details on what is installed, its suitability and any recommendations.

Septic tank compliance checks

If you are unlucky and your system is for any reason not compliant with the 2020 General Binding rules, then the information collated during the septic tank inspection can be utilised to compile a quotation for the required new installation.

Under the 2020 General Binding Rules it is important that an agreement is in place prior to the sale of the property on who is responsible for instructing and paying for the works on on the wastewater system.

For one property in North Yorkshire we carried out a septic tank compliance check and it soon became clear that the existing unit was not compliant with the 2020 General binding rules as the septic tank discharged straight to the watercourse.

Clenviro CLF2 Matrix package sewage treatment plant

Once it was identified that a connection to mains sewer was not feasible we built our quotation on the supply and installation of a new Clenviro CLF2 Matrix package sewage treatment plant. Our proposal included the interception of the existing inlet drainage and divert to the new installation location via a new inlet inspection chamber.

The new system was installed in line with the manufacturer’s guidelines inclusive of a concrete surround, using the correct surround material is essential in ensuring that the system has adequate protection from pressure associated with ground movement and any high water table. Failure to do so can cause an array of issues further down the road including sidewalls collapsing, drainage being disconnected and worst case scenario the tank actually ‘popping’ out of the ground.

Once the new sewage treatment plant had been installed we arranged for the old septic tank to be emptied, decommissioned and infilled with a granular material to avoid any potential future settlement.

Needing a prompt resolution to ensure that the sale of their property was not delayed we worked closely in conjunction with Building control to ensure that the installation ran seamlessly.

Within two weeks of starting the installation the tank was installed, commissioned and signed off under building control allowing our customer to proceed with their sale in a timely manner.

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