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Topic - Septic tanks

Mattyk - on 02 Apr 2013
Has anybody got experience of installing septic tanks?

We've seen an old house we are thinking of putting an offer in on but i understand the drianage is a bit old.. it currently drains (and i mean sewage) into what i presume is some sort of filter bed/ soakaway in an adjacent farmers field. Now to me this sound very illegal and not sustainable.. Maybe 50 years ago when granny lived in the cottage and went to the loo once a day and didn't have a washing machine it was ok but not sure now. Is this totally illegal??

I thought I could factor in the cost of septic tank but also not sure how much this would be, how much it will wreck the garden and how much space is needed to 'soakaway' as the garden isn't massive. theres probably about

4- 5m out of the back and more at the side. Its grade II listed.
Thoughts? Oh might UKC

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