Sewage Treatment Plants

Septic Tank Upgrade in Cheshire

Case study overview

August 2020


Project Type
Upgrade to Septic Tank

Tricel solution
Tricel Novo UK10 – Gravity

Tricel® Novo

The challenge

Replacing an outdated septic tank

A private homeowner needed to replace an outdated septic tank. The septic tank was discharging directly into a watercourse, which under the 2020 regulations in England and Wales is no longer permitted. 

You can find out more information about the General Binding Rules from the Environment Agency’s website

For this project, the mission was to decommission the existing and outdated septic tank and replace it with a new wastewater treatment plant. 

Decommissioning of the old septic tank

Tricel solution

Step by step of the Septic Tank Upgrade in Cheshire

On this project we worked alongside BK Elson Groundwork Ltd.  BK Elson specialises in a wide range of groundwork and related services in the Chester area.

The work included: 

  • Decommissioning and removal of the existing septic tank 

Before starting this process the tank might require emptying/desludging.

  • Installation of a new sewage treatment plant 

A Tricel Novo UK10 gravity sewage system was put in place. This tank was selected because of its reliability, ease of installation (lightweight and shallow dig tank) and simplicity to maintain.

The sizing (10 PE which means 10 Population Equivalent) was determined by the number of bedrooms in the house. For more information about how to size a septic tank or wastewater treatment plant, have a look at our dedicated page. The Novo range is available up to 50 PE.

Finally, the need for a percolation area or drainage field depends on the ground. The ground will determine whether a soakaway is required or if it is possible to discharge to a nearby watercourse or ditch. 

Removal of the existing septic tank
Tricel Novo being installed
Tricel Novo in the ground

The final result

Septic Tank upgraded without difficulties

With minimal disturbance to the site and its surrounding areas, the upgrade of the old septic tank took a total of three days to complete. The homeowner was satisfied with the work done by BK Elson as well as the product supplied by Tricel. 

Tricel has years of experience in manufacturing wastewater treatment solutions. Our range includes sewage treatment plants, septic tanks, as well as tertiary treatment solutions. We cover all the UK and our main factory is located in Somerset. 

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re in need of a new sewage treatment system. 

Tricel Novo in the ground
Tricel Novo being covered
Tricel Novo installed

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