Handy Hints and FAQ’s
Without doubt the first question people ask after ‘How much’ is, ‘Will
Short answer – NO! Long answer – Septic
Tank Systems are biological living places and need time to establish.
a slight odour can be detected until the biological activity within
the unit increases. If odour persists there is a problem, contact
Second most asked question is, ‘What will I see?’
All Treatment plants require servicing so lids and access hatches
must always be clearly visible and free from plantings. Smart thinking
can ensure lids are visible, accessible and discreet. If time
is spent digging or scrub cutting for lids there will be an extra
charge over and above
the service fee.
How much mess will be left after you have done your
None! The ems team are skillful and professional technicians, we
take great pride in our work and we will endeavour to leave your
site clean and tidy.
Will my gardens benefit from the recycled effluent?
Yes, definitely! However care must be taken to ensure;
- enough land is set aside to prevent saturation, and
- the correct plants are chosen to match effluent distribution
(Click here for some fantastic
examples of established gardens nurtured using recycled effluent.)
Why do I need a treatment plant?
Modern effluent management systems treat the effluent to a very high
standard prior to being discharged to the soil. This guarantees
very low environmental impact, and ensures underground water supplies
are not polluted.
Is a treatment plant my only option?
Definitely not! There are various types of systems available. At
ems the wealth of experience we have gained over the years enables
us to confidently tailor design a system that is specific to your
How much land is required for the effluent field
This is a very specialist area and can vary greatly according to
soil types environmental status and distribution methods used.
Consult us first to guarantee the best design and most appropriate
use of your valuable land.
Why do Effluent Management Systems need maintenance?
Take a moment to think about what goes into a Septic tank/Treatment
plant….....Yuk!!.....then to what comes out…. valuable
nutrients, being regularly distributed throughout your gardens through
diameter irrigation tubing.
The components within the treatment plant and distribution
system are doing some serious work and therefore definitely need
after. Regular servicing is vital and very necessary to ensure
your Effluent Management System remains an asset to your home.
How long should my new treatment plant last?
Indefinitely provided regular servicing is carried out. From time
to time components and even pumps require replacement, because
they are in a tough environment and simply wear out. At ems we
have had years of installation and maintenance experience – good
pumps, bad pumps – good switches bad switches etc. By process
of elimination you can be assured that your Effluent Management
System will have the best pumps and electrical components that
we can source.
What Guarantees or Warrantees does the Effluent Management
We can ensure bullet proof design and top quality installations however,
with any electrical and pump components 12 month warrantee is the
industry norm. Our suppliers cannot offer better terms simply because
their parts are in sewage systems.