Septic tanks & drainage fields - links

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Info & advice

Compendium online compendium of sanitation systems and technologies: septic tanks
DJ Wilkinson a brief history of septic tanks
Environment Agency greywater for domestic users: an information guide
EPA (US) homeowner’s guide to septic systems
Irish Housing Dept. technical guidance on drainage and waste water
National Environmental Services Center (US) septic system resources
Nature secret history of ancient toilets
Pipeline maintaining your septic system – a guide for homeowners
Wikipedia entry for septic tanks


Dept of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs regulations Northern Ireland
EPA (Ireland) Code of Practice: Wastewater Treatment Systems for Single Houses – from the Irish EPA

Septic tanks and treatment plants: permits and general binding rules

Natural Resources Wales register your septic tank / package sewage treatment plant
OFWAT regulations for the water and sewage sector in the UK
Pollution Prevention Guidance PPG04 covers septic tanks, soakaways, leachfields, reed beds and compost toilets; also contains contact details for local Environment Agency branches
SEPA regulations Scotland
Water Regulations UK water regulations for the UK. includes an order form for the complete regulations


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