Septic Tank Advice & Guidance

Get septic tank advice and guidance from our
specialist team

The team at UKDP specialise in all areas of off mains drainage – from how to keep systems running properly, to what causes them to go wrong, and what can be done about it. And yes, as you are probably wondering, it does mean that we are very popular at dinner parties.

We know that the world of off mains drainage can be daunting. After all, drainage systems such as septic tanks and soakaways are tucked away underground and out of sight – how are you meant to know what’s going on down there? Then there’s all the legislation and regulations to get your head around, and you can land yourself in hot water if you don’t comply with them.

But don’t worry, because the UKDP team are on your side. In this section, you will find the answers to many septic tank questions, as well as guides designed to avoid any potential confusion.

News & blogs

Our news and blog section has lots of articles written to help property owners get a good understanding of what’s going on underground, but without all the jargon. We’ve condensed it all down into easy-to-understand articles, to save you the bother of poring through hundreds of other web pages. Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Just give our friendly team a call on 0800 028 9903 or 01628 788600, we’re always happy to chat.

Explainer videos

Our video gallery gives you some nice visual guides as to what drainage system you might have, and how it all works. Don’t worry we’ve used illustrations so you won’t be eyeballing any nasties if you are eating your lunch!

Regulations advice

Our regulations download provides a quick and easy-to-understand guide as to the main types of regulations and legislation affecting septic tanks and other off mains drainage systems. Use this to find out whether your system is compliant, and if you’ll be affected by the legislation change due in 2020.

Professional advice

If you are not a property owner, but you still need advice and guidance, visit our professional services page. We are often asked for assistance by companies such as loss adjusters, estate agents and management companies, because of our combined specialist expertise in off mains drainage and insurance claims.

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