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Author Topic: Alternative to septic tank. Podtanks  (Read 925 times)

Ghdp

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Conwy
Alternative to septic tank. Podtanks
« on: April 08, 2018, 07:28:24 pm »
We are planning on intoducing another holiday let unit on our plot and have looked at the ubiquitous shepherds’ hut. Ideally we would like it to be completely self contained and for that we would need to deal with a septic tank or its equivalent. Has anyone her had any experience of the ‘non electric waste water sewage treatment plant’ made by podtanks.
I would be very interested to hear how they got on.
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Ghdp

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Conwy
Re: Alternative to septic tank. Podtanks
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 10:14:14 pm »
No experiences then  :thinking:
If I learn any more then I will post it (web site is podtanks.com)

landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Alternative to septic tank. Podtanks
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 10:50:12 pm »
Looks an interesting concept.
Let us know if you try one.
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  for the guidance of wise men
  and the obedience of fools.

Dav275

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • www.woodwallart.co.uk
    • WoodWallArt
Re: Alternative to septic tank. Podtanks
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 07:27:32 am »
Not heard of Podtanks before, but when we were building a few years ago, I seriously looked at the BioRock system which seems very similar.

Decided against it in the end, as it seemed hard to verify its effectiveness - there seemed little evidence to support some of the claims.

Ghdp

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Conwy
Re: Alternative to septic tank. Podtanks
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 10:05:38 pm »
That is really my point. The effectiveness is undoubted - in their own adverts! If i learn more / experience more I will post.

graemeatwellbank

  • Joined Jun 2016
  • Blairgowrie
Re: Alternative to septic tank. Podtanks
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 08:29:51 am »
A few years ago I was interested in this subject and was cautioned that in 2022 there would be new legislation which made even the best current solution obsolete. That was pre-brexit but please check before any investment.

juliem

  • Joined Aug 2014
Re: Alternative to septic tank. Podtanks
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2018, 10:58:06 pm »
That reminds me 5 or 6 years ago everyone was going to be required to register tneir septic tank ..with defra..and unless it was registered you would not be able to sell your property....a bit like EPC's.
Then about turn and it was abandoned by the government.
I live in an area where you wouldn't get planning for septic tank only sewage treatment system which are very expensive
« Last Edit: April 17, 2018, 11:03:24 pm by juliem »

Lingon

  • Joined Feb 2018
  • Uppsala, Sweden
  • The more I see of mankind, the more I prefer dogs.
Re: Alternative to septic tank. Podtanks
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2018, 05:50:47 pm »
Perhaps this might be of interest to anyone searching for alternative waste water managment. http://www.vattenorganisationer.se/ostragotland/downloads/47/Bil%203.pdf

 

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