Customer Story


Septic tank upgrade in County Armagh

Depawater recently provided a solution for a property that was going through the sales process and where, unfortunately, the existing septic tank was outside of the property boundary and hindering the resale process.

ABOUT THE PROJECT


DATE

October 2017

LOCATION

Portadown, Co Armagh

TYPE OF PROJECT

Selling a property

SEWAGE TREATMENT INSTALLED

Tricel Novo UK8 with a pumped outlet

New Beginning, New Home, New Tricel

With a new family anxious to complete the sale on this beautiful new home in Portadown, County Armagh, their hopes and dreams were put under strain when their solicitor discovered that the existing septic tank was situated outside the legal boundary and did not have consent to discharge from the Environmental Regulator.

A consent to discharge from the Northern Ireland Environmental Agency (NIEA) is a crucial part of the legal paperwork required for buying or selling a property that has an off-mains wastewater treatment system, and it is not possible to complete a sale without it.

Steps required for a septic tank upgrade

First of all, consent to discharge from the NIEA was needed, and in a hurry. The mortgage offer for the new vendors was soon to expire. The limited availability of land for a soak away coupled with the poor on-site drainage meant an on-site/off-mains wastewater treatment solution was needed. Without this, the sale was going to fall through.

The required solution needed to be fully compliant in order to obtain consent to discharge approval from the Regulator. It also needed to be very reliable and effective for the needs of the new, young family that were moving in.

Secondly, the new domestic sewage treatment plant needed to be correctly sized to suit the needs of this family of six. It was also necessary to gain consent to discharge approval from the NIEA and to ensure the treatment solution was economical and could be installed as quickly as possible for the new family to complete the sale.

All these factors were essential for the clients to be able to move into their new family home. In essence, they needed someone they could rely on, and in a hurry.

Septic tank upgrade – process details

Depawater quickly carried out a site visit to ascertain what was needed for this young family to complete the property sale and move into their new dream home.

After carrying out percolation tests to confirm the land was not suitable for a drainage soakaway field, Depawater discovered an old land drain (waterway) within the boundary. This land drain was an ideal area to discharge the treated effluent from the proposed new Tricel sewage treatment plant.

Tricel Novo UK8 with a pumped outlet -septic tank upgrade
Tricel Novo UK8 with a pumped outlet -septic tank upgrade

Depawater quickly carried out a site visit to ascertain what was needed for this young family to complete the property sale and move into their new dream home.

After carrying out percolation tests to confirm the land was not suitable for a drainage soakaway field, Depawater discovered an old land drain (waterway) within the boundary. This land drain was an ideal area to discharge the treated effluent from the proposed new Tricel sewage treatment plant.

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If you are building or renovating a house and require a sewage treatment system installed or a septic tank upgraded, contact us today and speak to our experts to learn which product is best for your needs. 

 

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