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Sewage Treatment Plant Do’s and Dont’s

There are several DO’S and DONT’S when owning a Sewage Treatment Plant. We recommend following these key DO’s and DONT’s to fulfil the lifetime and efficiency of your plant.


  • DO Regularly check that the aeration is functioning and aeration pumps are operational.

    Sewage Treatment Plants
    Modern Sewage Package Treatment Plant
  • DO Spread your laundry throughout the week to minimise detergents entering the Sewage Treatment Plant.
  • DO Use cleaning products as little as possible so that the plant isn’t overloaded (household bleach can be used in moderation).
  • DO Ensure that the sludge build up in the tank is removed periodically (the frequency is determined by the manufacturer dependant on the size of the plant and its loading).
  • DO Always keep to the same washing and cleaning products (the bacteria in the plant will work more efficiently when products to which they are used too are present).
  • DO Monitor and ensure that the electrical supply to the plant is maintained at all times.
  • DO Ensure your service provider carries out the regular maintenance routine as described in your Operation and Maintenance Manual.


  • DON’T Allow surface water to pool around the plant’s access lid as this can be bad for the structure.
  • DON’T Decant bottles of medicine, mouth wash, disinfectants, garden chemicals etc. down the toilet.
  • DON’T Turn off the electricity supply to the plant as this can affect the working environment and kill off micro-organisms and bacteria.
  • DON’T Flush sanitary towels, tampons, condoms, disposable nappies, baby wipes, cotton wool, cotton buds, incontinence pads etc or anything NON-BIODEGRADABLE down the toilet.
  • DON’T Pour fat or grease from cooking down the sink or drains – instead dispose in a suitable plastic container and place into your bin appropriately.
  • DON’T Attempt to service the plant yourself or use any replacement parts other than those recommended. If not serviced correctly, damage can be caused to your plant.
  • DON’T Use household bleach or other strong chemicals indiscriminately- as this can also cause damage to your Sewage Treatment Plant.

Larkins install sewage treatment plants in Worcestershire,Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, and the Welsh borders. If you need a sewage treatment plant installed or your cesspit or septic tank emptied near Worcester, Bromyard, Droitwich, Shrewsbury, Gloucester, Kidderminster, Monmouth, or beyond please callus on 0845 544 0800 or contact us here.