Private sewage system management from MTS

For more than 30 years we’ve been providing expert services for households and businesses with private sewage systems.

A recent call-out to a rural property to empty the septic tank led to further investigations and advice from our experienced team – see the pictures above.

The householder had found that the ground around the tank had become boggy with an unpleasant smell.

Following a routine empty at the farm property, our Customer Liaison Manager visited to assess the situation and advise on solutions. Rodding the outlet revealed an obstruction at around two metres along the pipe.

We re-attended within a few days to empty the septic tank once again so that it was clear to insert a portable CCTV camera survey system. This condition survey showed that the pipe had dropped, causing the blockage. Using a sonde (an electronic probe which transmits a signal to show its position), we marked the exact location of the damage on the surface.

Our team advised the customer on the best method of rehabilitation, which on this occasion requires digging up the existing pipe for replacement. In many circumstances it’s possible to re-line a pipe  internally without any digging or disruption.

We offer free site visits and can advise on all aspects of private sewage management from choosing the correct system, installation and maintenance through to emptying, servicing and repairs.

Our CCTV survey units pinpoint problems in both mains drainage and private drainage systems. If you’re experiencing problems with blocked drains or difficulties with your private system, we can identify the cause and advise on the most cost-effective solutions.

If you’ve recently moved into a home or business premises without mains drainage, it’s worth knowing the difference between a cesspit and a septic tank.

If your private sewage system was installed after 1 January 2015, or you’re planning to install a new system now, you will need to comply with the latest regulations which are enforced by the Environment Agency.  Read our useful guide to the rules and regulations here.

 If you have any queries or would like to book a free site visit, please email or call us today on 01634 250326.

Why choose MTS?

  • 24/7 Reliability 01634 250326

    There is always someone to take your call - Our field service teams operate round the clock every day of the year.
  • Rapid response

    With hub depots throughout the region, we operate a highly flexible scheduling system. We instruct our nearest available tracked field service for the quickest response.
  • Competent first time fix

    Our fully qualified and experienced teams use high performance equipment to fix problems first time with no need for back up resources or second visits. We ensure the optimum solution for your needs.
  • Extensive range of waste solutions

    Our waste management services are available for both individual jobs and more complex packaged solutions. We offer a one-stop shop whatever your requirements and we are continuing to expand our range of services through innovation and investment.
  • Experienced and qualified team

    All management and staff receive full training and are qualified to demanding industry standards in their specialised disciplines. MTS invests in its people and, with low staff turnover, retains a considerable depth of experience to ensure Customers receive the best service. Email our team today at
  • Full QUENSH management systems

    MTS operates an integrated management system comprising the individual accreditations for ISO 9001 (Quality), 14001 (Environment) and 18001 (Health and Safety). Certified and regularly audited for compliance by BSI Customers are assured of rigorous processes and procedures supporting front line service delivery
  • Trusted service provider

    MTS is entrusted by major water companies across Southern and South East England to work safely to the highest performance standards under stringent environmental and financial control. Rail, airport and highway agencies similarly demand safe and secure services from MTS for the maintenance of critical infrastructure with minimum risk to the travelling public


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