Septic tanks always pass a level of untreated waste through to the soak away. A healthy system will pass very small amounts of biological solids through and the soak away will have sufficient bacterial activity to digest this and return it to the soil. For this reason, septic tank soak away design focuses on surface area and will consist of a pipe laid over a stone bed. This arrangement is usually located under a garden.
Things can go wrong - especially when an old soak away is being fed by an inefficient or overloaded tank - smelly water can overflow from the tank or bubble up from the ground around the soak away. We have the experience to quickly and thoroughly identify the contributing factors and prescribe the right solution. The cleaning products and enzymes available through our shop can help to reduce the biological load on a soak away.