KINGSPAN Wastewater Management
COLLEGE ROAD NORTH
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE HP22 5EW
Tel: 01296 633000
Fax: 01296 633001
Suppliers of: Rainwater Harvesting Water Recycling Rainwater Harvesting Garden Watering system recycled watering systems
Kingspan Water Management Solutions is a division of Kingspan that includes Kingspan Klargester, the leading brand for waste water management and sewage treatment and Kingspan Water the leading brand for storm water attenuation and rainwater harvesting.
Kingspan Water provides an innovative range of rainwater harvesting systems. Our systems salvage rainwater for non-potable applications such as toilet-flushing, manufacturing processes and cleaning. The volumes are significant enough to make radical savings in most types and sizes of building, both commercial and domestic.
We have pioneered the research and development of sustainable water technology and are experienced in supplying rainwater harvesting systems for a wide selection of applications from domestic buildings and residential developments to commercial and local authority applications.The Kingspan Water website provides resources and information about the features and benefits of rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling.
Kingspan Klargester is the UK leading brand for waste water and sewage treatment, septic tanks, packaged pumping stations and separators. By being the leading specialists for over 50 years, our dedicated technical team has successfully pioneered a complete solution featuring innovative products, from sewage treatment plants to oil/water separators and traps, to safeguard water quality in all building projects. Our websites provide a wealth of information for the specifier including case studies, product specification. Our latest product range guides are available in the above downloads section.
Kingspan Water supplies a range of both residential and commercial rainwater harvesting systems. We offer above and below ground solutions that can be integrated into new buildings or retro-fitted to existing ones. Both provide highly effective, reliable and easy-to-use systems with significant savings in water usage and cost.
The Kingspan Water Domestic Envireau Rainwater Harvesting system is the perfect fully integrated solution for self-build projects and existing homes. We offer systems to suit homes with and without header tanks for ease of choice. Use the harvested water for toilet flushing, washing machines and garden use.
Our Domestic Raintrap Garden Rainwater Irrigation System is a below ground rainwater storage tank with internal pump and filter. It can store large quantities of water in its underground tank.
With over 10 years expertise in the design of commercial Rainwater Harvesting systems, our Commercial Envireau Rainwater Harvesting System leads the way in fully integrated systems for a range of commercial premises. You can enjoy a completely flexible component selection, as we tailor the Envireau to each building and water application. The Commercial Envireau Rainwater harvesting system delivers a dependable supply of water, no matter the size of the commercial building.
Aquabank is an integrated yet simplified system that can be easily installed. The advanced design of the Aquabank rainwater harvesting system makes it ideal for new housing developments requiring multiple systems. Controlled by a pump and suitable for either direct or gravity fed applications, operation of the system does not require a control panel, display panel or depth sensor.
Whether you are looking to install a small domestic application or a larger-scale development, the range covers everything from sewage treatment plants to septic tanks to fuel & oil separators.
Klargester manufacture a range of Package Sewage Treatment Plants for both individual houses to 150+ people capacity systems. The range includes Envirosafe, BioDisc, BioFicient and BioTec. Each system has been tested and approved to meet the ever increasing environmental standards which include the more stringent controls of new European guidelines and Building Regulations.
A range of waste water and sewage Package pump systems are also available, ideal for applications such as septic tanks, surface and storm water drainage.
Kingspan Klargester’s Alpha septic tank range provides a reliable and economic solution for homes and small business premises with off mains drainage. The advanced design of the Sigma Shallow Dig delivers a robust, impact resistant and durable tank, ensuring maximum efficiency levels at 99.7% - an industry benchmark.
Kingspan Klargester separators include Forecourt fuel & oil separator ideally suited to garage forecourts or anywhere fuel pollution could enter the drainage system. Also silt separators and washdown separators, again widely installed in car washes.
Class 1,2 and 3 separators which comply with BS EN 858-1 and 858-2 are available including Bypass Separators and Full Retention Systems. In addition a range of underground grease separators are available for commercial catering kitchens.
Selling a House with a Septic Tank?
Homeowners could be in for a Nasty Surprise with New Legislation
Homeowners in England need to take immediate action, if they own a septic tank which discharges directly into a water course.
A recent legislative change is being applied under the General Binding Rules governing private drainage for properties, that cannot connect to the mains sewer for reasons of distance or topography.
The Rules state that septic tanks in England can no longer discharge effluent directly into a watercourse, and property owners are required to act, either by replacing or upgrading their existing system. Homeowners will no longer be able to sell their house if their septic tank is not compliant.
The options are either to replace the septic with a sewage treatment plant that carries full BS EN 12566-3 Certification, or to stop the discharge into surface water and divert to a drainage field, designed and constructed to BS EN 6297 2007 (assuming a mains sewer connection was impossible).
There is one caveat. If the septic tank and its drainage field meet the relevant British Standard that was in force at the time of installation, then the owners may be able to upgrade their system simply by adding a reed bed or a converter although this depends on the ground conditions.
The changes were not widely publicised and it appears that, for many households, the full ramifications are still being digested.
“There’s a lot of confusion out there around the recent changes to the General Binding Rules,” says Dave Vincent, Commercial Director GB, Ireland, MEA & US for Kingspan Klargester.
“Thousands of people have gone to our website to try and understand whether they are affected. We are also offering free advice through a hotline and if there is still any doubt, we would encourage people to have their system checked by a British Water accredited installer, either through our own Service team or one of our Kingspan Klargester Accredited Installers.
“If you are looking to install a new private drainage system, then we always recommend a sewage treatment plant rather than a septic, for complete peace of mind.”
Anyone with a query about their septic tank can go to www.kingspan.com/gb/en-gb/products/wastewater-management/septic-tank-regulations-2020-guide, email our team on email@example.com or call the Kingspan hotline on 01296 633033.
Klargester Guide to New Septic Tank Regulations
Homeowners with septic tanks that discharge directly into ditches, streams, canals, rivers, surface water, drains or any other type of water course will need to replace or upgrade their drainage either when they sell their property or as soon as possible.
Homeowners are responsible for their choice, installation and maintenance of their wastewater system under a new code of practice introduced by the Environment Agency. They have a legal responsibility to minimise the impact of their sewage waste if they manage it within the bounds of their property e.g. with a septic tank or sewage treatment plant (Binding Rules - England, DEFRA, January 2015).
ALL septic tanks that currently ultimately discharge into watercourses will have to be either:
Replaced using a sewage treatment plant with full BS EN 12566-3 Certification instead, or
The discharge to the watercourse stopped and diverted to a drainfield, designed and constructed to the current British Standard BS6297 2007
Under very specific ground or site conditions, reed beds and converters can occasionally be used to comply with the General Binding Rules. Kingspan Klargester's reed beds are low maintenance, easy to install, and Building Regulations-compliant.
Kingspan Klargester are here to help when it comes to the Septic Tank Regulations
What are your options when it comes to the Septic Tank Regulations?
There are 3 options available:
(1) Connect to a main sewer
(2) install a drainage field or
(3) the option Kingspan recommends which is installing a sewage treatment plant which treats the wastewater, producing a clear overflow that is environmentally friendly and suitable for discharging. The Klargester range of sewage treatment plants are fully compliant, highly efficient and economical to operate.
Call us for Free Advice
All you need to know about the septic tank January 2020 regulations, call on 01296 633033.
or visit our website for more information: https://www.kingspan.com/gb/en-gb/products/water-management/septic-tank-regulations-guide