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Drain Services in Essex & Surrounding Areas

Soakaways, Sewage Treatment & Septic Tanks

Draintech Essex and Suffolk are based in Harwich near Colchester in Essex and offer a comprehensive drain service from unclocking drains to drain repairs, but we can also help with Soakaways, Sewage Treatment & Septic Tanks.

Sewage Treatment

A Sewage Treatment Plant works similarly to the way a Septic Tank works, but mechanical components provide a process to help break down solids to produce a cleaner more environmentally friendly effluent.  Wastewater and sewage is fed into a primary settlement tank where solids and liquids separate and the liquid flows into the biozone chamber. In that chamber, a pump aerates the waste and encourages good bacteria to digest the organic matter, breaking it down and purifying it. On leaving the final chamber, known as the humus chamber, the effluent is typically 95% clean and ready for discharge.

Septic Tanks

Septic tanks and cess pits are different in that septic tanks and cess pits are storage tanks that don’t process anything and therefore need to be emptied regularly to avoid overflow, blockage and costly damage to your sewage system and the environment.

Septic tanks used to be the only option in rural areas but now sewage treatment plants and soakaways are an option and are sometimes cheaper.


All you have to do is ensure that you have the right building regulations and your soakaway is approved by the environmental agency and then it’s possible to install a soakway.  In case you don’t know, a soakaway is a pit filled with hardcore, into which waste water is piped so that it drains slowly into the surrounding soil.

Although we install septic tanks, soakaways and Sewage Treatment systems, we also do the little stuff like blocked drains, sinks, baths, drain  relining, drain repairs and we offer fixed price guarantees on our work.

For a quote on soakaways, sewage treatment & septic tanks or blocked drains, toilets, sinks or baths, or if you require a CCTV Drain survey, Drain Jetting, Drain repairs or relining or any of our other services telephone 07957 219 923 or 01255 886364. Alternatively use our contact form and we will call you back.

Draintech can help with your drainage issues including soakaways, sewage treatment & septic tanks in Colchester, Clacton, Harwich, Frinton, Walton, Brightlingsea, St Osyth, Wivenhoe, Manningtree, Mistley, Elmstead Market, Holland on Sea, Kirby Cross, Thorpe Le Soken, Frating, Marks Tey, Kelvedon and across the border into Suffolk.  Follow the link for a full list of services