How they work

How they work

Septic tanks, just how do they work?

A septic tank is made up of the tank itself and a drainage field (soakaway) or water course discharge point. Sewage is fed into the tank and the tank performs primary filtering, the liquid then leaves the tank and enters the soakaway. This is where naturally occurring bacteria in the soil performs secondary treatment.

It is important to ensure your septic tank is regularly maintained to ensure it works perfectly. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and many owners leave it too late until it becomes an emergency. This leads to high repair and maintenance costs that can be avoided. C J Lyon and sons are able to put you on a plan so the tank is cleaned and checked on a regular basis so that you never get any nasty suprises.

Contact us to find out more about our septic tank emptying service. Simply call on the number below or fill the contact form and we will get back to you ASAP.

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For more information and regulations on Septic tanks please refer to the Governments website here.