Sewage Treatment Plant Servicing

Regular maintenance of your property’s sewage treatment plant is an important job.

Regular maintenance ensures that the manufacturer’s warranty which came with the plant itself remains in place, but it also makes sure that things keep working underground as they should.  When treatment plants are working well, they are one of the most environmentally friendly types of drainage system – but if they stop working, they can cause pollution to your property or local watercourses.  Pollution is, of course, a serious matter and if your treatment plant is found to be causing a problem, you may find that the Environment Agency will be in touch.

Although they come in different shapes and sizes, a sewage treatment plant typically has a number of electrical and moving parts, often including a `blower’ which introduces oxygen bubbles into the tank which assist in treating the waste.  A sewage treatment plant service will check that each of these parts are working properly. The contents of the plant are also tested to make sure that it’s providing the right level of treatment. During the service, the engineer will also let you know when the tank needs to be emptied (which is usually known as `de-sludged’, but emptied is a much nicer word!).

As part of our service, we’ll provide you with your personalised UKDP Service Book – the ideal way to show that you have looked after your drainage system.  This is really important not just for making sure that any warranties remain valid, but also for demonstrating a great track record in looking after your drainage system if you should ever come to sell your property.  Each time our engineers carry out a service, we will complete a thorough check and record everything within your service book.  Then you can just sit back and put it out of your mind, as our team will schedule a call to you before your next service is due.

See below for a diagram of a typical sewage treatment plant and the treatment process it goes through before being discharged directly to a watercourse or a drainage field.