Domestic sewage systems – an ecological perspective

Wetland reedbeds for ecological sewage treatment

2015 saw changes in the guidance for discharges from septic tanks and other domestic sewage treatment systems in England. At first glance the new rules route homeowners directly into conventional solutions and don't take account of more eco-friendly options. Reed bed designer and environmental consultant Féidhlim Harty takes a closer

Do you have a leaky loo?

In a recent survey of smart meters fitted in 4,100 homes in south London, Thames Water found that 5% of homes had a constant stream of water into the WC pan aka a Leaky Loo, and 90% were from failing ballvalves, not, as might be expected, from failing flush valves.   The