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The Brief: As of January 2020, the new law regarding correct septic tank treatment plants came into effect. All septic tank types that discharge to surface water will require either replacing or upgrading with a new sewage treatment plant. The new regulations have stated it is no longer permitted to allow direct sewage waste to open water sources such as streams and lakes due to its harmful aiding in the ever-rising pollution issues. In the case of our recent client RKC contractors were recommended for the rescue job after the owners were let down by another company last minute. The Septic tank had fully collapsed leaving the owners without sufficient and proper waste drainage resulting in the backup of unhealthy waste in their environment.

The Work: After investigation on site with the client it came apparent that the existing septic tank had collapsed due to incorrect installation. Therefore, we concluded that it was necessary for the removal of the existing collapsed tank and install and connect a new aerator septic tank of a matter of urgency to stop further ground contamination and disruption to the client. Our First thoughts were drawn to the fact the clients would not have toilet facilities and no sewage waste disposal for a few days. Therefore, our first step was ordering a portaloo ensuring our clients had toilet access whilst the works were being undertaken. To rectify the customers issues RKC’s team of qualified and skilled groundworkers undertook:

  • We acted quickly and put a new septic tank on special order, whilst we were waiting for the new septic tank we exposed and removed the collapsed tank with our 6-ton excavator. Whilst being considerate of the clients manicured lawns by supplying ground mats ensuring quality control throughout.
  • As soon as the old tank was removed from position, we had the contaminated ground and tank removed from site by a specialist waste management company.
  • We then dug out the pit for the new tank install and had our local accreted electrician contractor on standby ready to make the connection and commission the new tank in accordance with environment regulations.
  • Next, we concreted a base for the new septic tank and lifted the tank in place and connected the inlet and outlet pipework and concreted the tank in situ. Finally reinstating the soil and grass areas to look aesthetically pleasing to the customers in keeping with their beautiful garden.

The job itself took RKC three days to complete and we as a company pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional service. This was all achieved due to our team of qualified, committed, and skilled groundworkers alongside our own fleet of machinery. Guaranteeing efficiency and quality throughout the project. This project along with all projects undertaken by RKC provided a project manager allowing total peace of mind that your journey with RKC would produce a finish to be proud of.

The Clients Feedback: “I’ve been blown away by the professionalism, hard work and attention to detail that RKC Contractors have delivered. Without going into too much detail, I had a collapsed septic tank which another contractor was bidding for, however after being let down by them I was recommended RKC.
The first thing they did was organise a port aloo- sounds basic, but without any sewage waste disposal they thought of the basics. It took the team just three days to install the new tank – which involved big digger toys, cement lorry and waste disposal. It was run with clockwork precision.
RKC were methodical in tidying up the grounds work afterwards too.
Thank you to the team at RKC!”


RKC Contractors Ltd
Unit 5 Cutlers Farm Business Centre, Edstone, Wootton Wawen, Henley in Arden, B95 6DJ

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