Septic tanks

Septic tanks take wastewater from your toilet and grey-water from your bathroom, kitchen and laundry.

Permits and general binding rules

See septic tanks and treatment plants: permits and general binding rules on GOV.UK, to check you meet the general binding rules, if you do not, you must apply for a permit.

Septic tank emptying

Empty septic tanks annually, to prevent a built up of sludge.

We do not empty septic tanks. Contact a one of the private contractors from the list below, to arrange to for them to empty a septic tank.

Flood water affecting a septic tank

Read about what to do if flood water is affecting your septic tank.

Last updated: Tuesday, 12 October, 2021.