Septic tank installation
Indeed, there are several guidelines you need to follow before, during and after the installation of a septic tank in the UK.
Before the installation
You need to have all the information about your soil composition and the distances to respect and all the local requirements. Concerning the septic tank, you should check if it’s damaged and notify the installers if you think the tank can’t be installed (once installed the claims for damage won’t be accepted by the manufacturer).
During the installation
All installations need to “fit for purpose” to conform to the site conditions.
This is the obligation of the installer to follow the guidelines. The step below may vary according to the specificities of the site and if it’s dry or wet.
- Remove any soft spots or large stones and boulders.
- The base of the hole is made of a 200mm layer of gravel.
- Make sure that the base is level.
- Lift the tank hole and place on the prepared plinth.
- The plant must sit dead level on the plinth.
- Join and seal the pipework to the tank.
- Mount and seal risers (if needed).
- Backfill following recommendations of the manufacturer.
After the installation
As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to maintain your tank. Doing it carefully will avoid pollution of soils & rivers. Your septic tank should be inspected every 1 to 3 years. The inspection is a necessary procedure to check if the product is still operating properly. Furthermore, you will need to empty the septic tank. The emptying process (the tanks and the mud management) needs to be handled by an accredited company.
Interact with the Tricel Vento Septic Tank
- Click on the numbers to see the annotations.
- To view in Virtual Reality (VR), click the square at the top right-hand corner and simply scan the QR code with your phone.
- To check the dimensions, click on the spanner icon.
- To download an image of the Vento, click on the camera icon (top right-hand corner).
Finally, you can also visit THE LAB by Tricel to view the Vento in a Virtual Showroom, interact with 3D models, view images and product videos.
Why Tricel for your septic tank?
Tricel septic tanks make this process easier. The product that we manufacture are made for the installers and the homeowners. Our tanks are:
- Easy to install
Therefore, Tricel Vento is easy to put in the ground for the professionals & easy to maintain for the individuals.
Second of all, Tricel is a major player in non-collective sanitation, in Europe. The company has recognized expertise in this area. It is also a leader in several European markets, especially on compact sanitation products.
Last, Tricel offers you a global presence and a local service.
To conclude, Tricel also has a network of selected installers that will install our products in any location in the United Kingdom.
Frequently Asked Questions
You’ll find below some of the most commonly asked questions regarding sewage treatment systems.
Can I install it myself?
Tricel sewage treatment systems provide a comprehensive installation guide with each plant supplied. You should ensure that you are confident that you can meet the requirements outlined in the guide before you attempt installation. Advice on specific site conditions etc. should be sought from your on-site engineer.
How can I tell if I have a high water table?
This may be determined by digging a trial hole and leaving it open for 48 hours during the site assessment. Water level is measured from ground level.
Can I reuse the treated wastewater?
Depending on your region you may be able to discharge directly into a watercourse or to a percolation area. Please consult your local council for more information on which option is suitable for you..
Get in touch
Tricel Environment UK
A trading brand of Dewey Waters Ltd.,
Tricel Weston, Winterstoke Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS24 9AN, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0)1934 422 311