Have You Registered Your Septic Tank Yet?


The environmental Agency now requires that you register if you have a septic tank or small sewage treatment plant in Wales, in England registration is optional at present.
If you need help to understand how the changes affect you and your property please call Plynlimon Waste Services on 01970 890684


In Wales
You are required to register septic tanks since 1st January 2012.
 For the majority of people, this is free and a one-off registration, subject to certain criteria:
if your septic tank discharges into a soakaway in the ground and the property or properties has less than 9 people in total living there
if your package sewage treatment plant discharges to a watercourse, and the property or proprieties has less than 27 people living there
f the sewage system is not near a protected or designated area for the environment or groundwater supply. For example, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) or a Source Protection Zone for drinking water – the Environmental Agency will check this for you once you have submitted your application
If you do not meet the above criteria you may need to apply for an Environmental Permit, please call our office for further advice.
For more information on registering in Wales download pdf from the Environmental Agency... more
Register Online... more
Download Application form from the Environmental Agency to Register a Septic Tank or Small treatment plant in Wales pdf ...more
In England
There is currently a review of septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants underway. At present registration is not required but householders may register if they wish.
Further details from the Environment Agency for registering in England can be found here....more


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