A guide to maintain STPs in your locality
The typical homeowner doesn't actually give sewage treatment plants much thought. It is, however, unquestionably a good idea to be aware of who is responsible for caring for them, and how you might do so!
Let’s guide you through the maintenance of STPs in your locality!
Sewage treatment plant laws
You must confirm that you are in compliance with the generally binding rules, as the "operator" of a small sewage treatment facility, and if you are not, you must submit an application for a permit.
You are the "operator" of a sewage treatment plant if you own a property that makes use of the system, shares it, or if you have a formal contract with the owner of the property specifying your responsibility.
The sewage must comply with the following requirements in order to have a sewage treatment plant:
· Be residential in nature meaning the sewage comes from a bathroom or kitchen within a house, flat or company.
· Prevent pollution.
To inspect your sewage treatment plant for pollution, you must once a month look for any indications of contamination in the area, where the sewage is emitted. Depending on where you release the sewage, there are different things to look for.
· If you dump it into the water, look for sewage odours, sludge that has overflowed, or indications of scum or froth.
· If you release the sewage on the land, check for sewage odours and any indications that your sewage isn't emptying properly.
Upkeep of Sewage Treatment Plants
It's crucial to keep your sewage treatment facility maintained. It is also crucial that you retain a record of any work carried out to your sewage treatment plant, whether it is emptying, maintaining or repairing. This can be documented via bills, receipts, or invoices.
Moreover, you must maintain a written copy of:
· Occurrences that could have caused an accident or accidents you've experienced with your equipment,
· Your equipment's issues, how they were resolved, and the steps being done to prevent future occurrences,
· Equipment complaints you've heard and how they were handled.
Obtaining a Permit
You must submit a permit application if you don't comply with the generally binding requirements. Depending on where and how much sewage is discharged, a particular form must be filled out.
· Acc. to some studies, if you are dumping sewage into the ground and you are not in a groundwater protection zone, you must apply for a permit for a discharge of between 2 and 15 cubic metres per day, or for a discharge of more than 15 cubic metres per day.
· If you are discharging sewage into the ground while inside a groundwater protection zone, you must apply for one of three types of permits: under 2 cubic metres per day, 2-15 cubic metres per day, or over 15 cubic metres per day.
· If you are discharging sewage into surface water and you are releasing between 5 and 20 cubic metres per day, you should check to see if you may apply for a standard rule permit. If you are unable to obtain this form of permit, you will either need to obtain a permit for more than 20 cubic metres, or for up to 20 cubic metres.
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