Why Maintenance is Vital

Servicing and maintenance of private sewage systems is important and required on a regular basis to ensure efficient operation and compliance with Environment Agency consent conditions. An inadequately maintained system can have unpleasant consequences for you, your customers, your community and the environment.

  • Treatment plants need regular maintenance for trouble free operation.
  • Failure to carry out effective servicing can cost you dearly – in expensive repairs, government fines, or the shutdown of your business.
  • Any non-mains foul drainage system associated with temporary or permanent residential property  requires an Environmental Permit from the Environment Agency (EA) under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016, unless it satisfies the General Binding Rules for small sewage discharges in England. The General Binding Rules can be found online at:


  • If you are unfamiliar with private sewage systems, a useful document has been provided by DEFRA and the EA to explain the regulations governing them. It also explains how to comply with the General Binding Rules highlighted above. This can be found online at:


  • The 2010 Building regulations Part H2 states that regular maintenance and inspection should be carried out in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions the owner is legally responsible to ensure that the system does not cause pollution, a health hazard or a nuisance.

Therefore, it is essential that your sewage treatment system is regularly maintained by a reputable organisation, and who more reputable than a specialized maintenance provider with over 10 years experience in the field with the manufacturer’s resources at its disposal?

Additional Information

It is important that a (small private sewage treatment) plant owner understands that these systems are not ‘fit and forget’. In order for the plant to operate efficiently, thought should be given to the following maintenance requirements:

  • Obtain and check the supplier’s operating instructions for maintenance schedules and frequencies.
  • It is important that daily, weekly and monthly checks be carried out. The plant manufacturer should be able to suggest simple methods for checking correct operation.
  • Most treatment plants require professional servicing every 12 months with a detailed check every 6 months.
  • Maintenance will be necessary even in the first year when the components are under warranty.
  • All plants will require desludging by a licensed contractor at intervals as recommended by the plant manufacturer.
  • Ensure safe and proper disposal of sludge by using tank cleaning and servicing companies.
  • Due to health and safety reasons and the product knowledge required, it is recommended that a maintenance contract is taken out and that the plant is not serviced by the property owner.”

We offer maintenance for the following products:

  • Grinder Pumps
  • Cutter Pumps
  • Positive Displacement Pumps
  • Macerator Pumps
  • Sewage Pumps
  • Dirty Water Pumps
  • Carbon Vane Compressors
  • Side Channel Air Blowers
  • Regenerative Air Blowers
  • Linear Air Blowers