CLA calls for septic tank review.

The CLA has called for the Government and the Environment Agency to review the rules preventing thousands of householders in rural areas from making small sewage discharges from septic tanks

The association confirmed a high proportion of rural householders have not received any notification from the Environment Agency about the new requirement to register private septic tanks for an exemption or obtain  an environmental permit for sewage discharge.

CLA president William Worsley said: “Defra and the Environment Agency have not communicated the changes effectively to householders. We have received a number of complaints from concerned members who are unsure what the new requirements are and what they have to do to abide by the law.

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