/I said its clean enough for legal purposes.
If you want to make it cleaner that's up to you.
Yoou said reeds beds were NEEDED. I said bullshit.
I stand by that statement. They are not NEEDED.
What you & I said is plain for all to see.
On Wednesday, 30 July 2014 19:51:16 UTC+1, JimK wrote:
Things may not be that bad. Our Klargester discharged into
a ditch. The bottom of the ditch was usually damp (particularly
downhill from our discharge), but it wasn't flowing water.
I suspect the EA would actually welcome additional water
flowing into the stream.
/> Did you have this surveyed before purchase?
Oh, and - no. But we do know that a previous putative purchaser did, and
pulled out _because_ of the tank being "not of recent construction".
No flags against it for function, though. /q
Hmmm :-) lines between reading am I the.....
Yellow line is the boundary hedge.
Red circle is roughly where the lid to the tank is, mebbe a metre below
ground level at the house.
Blue line is the stream, mebbe four metres below ground level at the
house. The last metre is a sharp drop at the edge of the stream.
As you can see, there's several big mature trees there. Yew, Cherry,
Pine, plus various smaller trees.
Given a suitable hole in the ground and pipes and leccy cable leading to
it a few hours..
When I ditched my 3 chamber mess I built a new pipe run altogether.
Simply heaped shit in the old tank and covered in in a foot of soil.
Grass grows like topsy there
Basically you need a 1:60 slope to the tank inlet and the tank outflow
meeds to dump into a bit of ground or ditch lower than the tank
Tank is glass fiber so a deep hole and a bit of sand at the bottom.,
then fill it with ware to weight it, and stick sand down the sides and
top off with a concrete ring.
I think it took a few days with 3-4 of us on minidigger, cement mixer
and pipe laying.
And needs electricity in armored cable to run the motor.
Firms will do the complete job, but its very d-i-y-able
Remember to tighten the pulleys on the shafts as they come loose..
You need to get approval for discharge from local water board people or
whatever they are called.
BCO will tell you who you need.
I don't think you need planning permission
Greatest advantage no more pongs...
needs emptying every few years
Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for the
rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge. – Erwin Knoll
We (2 people) had one installed last year rather than dig out the
blocked drainage field. It came to roughly £3k all in and was installed
in one day. It included a ~10m pipe to the nearest waterway and an EA
permit to discharge into it.
Near Spalding, unfortunately. I did check with them and they've just
finished a somewhat larger plant in Hereford! They'd do it, but were
worried that if anything went wrong it'd take a long time for them to
get to you. This is what we've got, anyway:
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