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Are there any septic tanks that don’t need emptying?

WES managing director and septic tank expert Mark Ward answers the frequently asked question as part of our ongoing Video FAQ series.

Are there any septic tanks that don’t need emptying? – Video Transcription

Mark Ward:

“There aren’t any systems that don’t need emptying. Some of the older sort of Victorian brick-built systems that we come across haven’t been empty for sort of 20 or 30 years, and that’s because structurally they’re able to cope with that. But modern systems, which tend to be either plastic or glass fibre, do need to be emptied, otherwise the buildup of sewage can actually be damaging to the process. So no, all modern systems need to be emptied.”

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