Here is a brief guide to the types of waste treatment systems available to domestic and commercial customers. We hope it helps you understand which type of tank might be suitable for you.
- package sewage treatment systems
- septic tanks
- drain fields and land drains
- cess pits
- interceptor and separator tanks
- rainwater harvesting tanks
- reed beds
Much of the information here is taken from the Environment Agency (EA) Pollution Prevention Guidelines 4: ‘Treatment and disposal of sewage where no foul sewer is available
Which Sewage Tank Do I Need?
We’ve put together a decision tree to help you decide.
If you have plenty of land a septic tank and soakaway /or filtration field might be best. If space is of a premium and there are nearby surface water drains or water courses a sewage treatment plant might be best. Cesspits are a last resort!