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New Treatment Plants Installed

This new sewage treatment plant install in Somerset consisted of a new excavation and associate drainage, as well as installing a new sewage treatment system with a discharge to a high-level soakaway. All of our treatment plant and septic tank installations are carried out with care and diligence towards the environment and the property concerned, along with the health and safety of our clients, employees and the general public.

New sewage treatment system

We supply and fit all tank types, sewage treatment plants, pump stations and associated drainage including:

• Domestic sewage treatment plants
• Septic tanks
• Soakaways and drainage fields
• Pump stations
• All associated drainage solutions


Six things you shouldn’t flush down the loo

Blocked toilet?

These things happen, but a lot of the time drainage blockages are preventable, especially at home where you can follow a few simple rules to make sure your toilet stays free of blockages and you don’t impact the wider sewerage system either.

Sanitary Products

It feels like an easy answer to flush sanitary items such as tampons down the toilet, but if you think about their absorbent properties it soon becomes obvious that they are going to band together to block your drainage system further down stream, and eventually you could end up with nasties backing up into your shower or downstairs sinks. Easy solution – put a bin in your bathroom so that you can discreetly dispose of anything other than toilet paper.

Baby Wipes

It’s been known for a while that baby wipes and wet wipes don’t break down in the same way that toilet tissue does. Just try tearing a wet wipe in half and you will see what we mean. The result is that wipes can get caught or snagged on intruding roots in your drains or other bits of solid waste in the system and once one or two are caught, the next one you flush will just cling straight on to them! Again a bin in the bathroom or the bedroom gives you somewhere to pop these wipes without risking a toilet blockage.


Nappies get poopy right? That doesn’t mean they should get flushed though. An absorbant nappy is in no way designed to fit round your U bend, or down the soil pipes and drains that take it out to the common sewer. Nappies are a sure fire way to end up with an overflowing toilet and should always be disposed of separately. Even better, modern washable nappies are easy to wash and dry and usually come with velcro fixings, so you can avoid adding to the landfill mountain and keep your toilet clog free!


This is less likely to happen in the home, although children who have had an accident can sometimes be a culprit for flushing soiled undies down the loo to cover up what has happened. However in our commercial drainage experience, it isn’t uncommon for toilets in public places like supermarkets or motorway services to get blocked because somebody has tried to flush a pair of dirty pants down them!

Paper Towels

Paper towels are less tough than wet wipes but they still don’t mulch down in the same way as loo paper and so your sewerage system simply isn’t designed to cope with them. They will band together down in your drains and result in a claggy mass that eventually blocks the flow entirely and causes sewage to back up into your shower tray or bath.


Please don’t.


Drainage Services for Schools

Emergency Call Outs

As well as commercial contracts we can offer quick call out repair and clearance services to schools, hotels and other businesses. Serving hundreds of staff and pupils, school drainage requirements are often complex and problems need to be resolved quickly in order to ensure minimal disruption to learning. With more than 25 years of drainage experience, our highly trained engineers can be on site quickly and our vehicles carry all the most up to date equipment, so you can be sure that no job will be either too big or too small. We understand that health and safety and hygiene is of utmost importance in a school and will always endeavour to schedule work at the most suitable time for you, including out of hours and out of term time.

Maintenance Contracts

We recommend regular maintenance to ensure that emergencies during school time are less likely to occcur. We can schedule urinal descaling, CCTV surveys, root removal and structural repairs and manhole maintenance during school holidays at times convenient to you.

Our maintenance packages are flexible and will be tailored to your requirements. Our cost effective school drainage maintenance services mean we are a trusted partner with local schools in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.

More Information

Contact us to find out more information about the services we offer and how we can help with your drainage needs. We can visit your school at a time convenient for you to assess your requirements and will provide you with a no obligation quote for either emergency work or a maintenance contract. If you have a school drainage emergency call us on 07743 144124 for an immediate response.

Pensioner Discounts on Domestic Drainage Services

Drain Unblocking Services

South West Drainage Services can offer help with any domestic drainage problem. We work with all sizes and types of blocked drains or toilets, drainage repairs and drain relining and CCTV surveys.

We are located in Wincanton, Somerset, not far from Yeovil and Salisbury. We cover all of the South of England including London, as well as The Midlands and South Wales. Our fixed price quotes for blocked drains means there are no hidden surprises when our engineers visit, and we do not work on commission like some of the national drainage services companies so no unnecessary work will be recommended.

10% OAP Discount Drainage Services

We offer a 24/7 service and will always get to you as quickly as we can as we know how difficult living with blocked drains can be. Our 10% discount for pensioners and OAPs means that you can be confident on our pricing for repairing your blocked sinks, blocked toilets or any drain repair requirements across Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and the South West. Contact us for more information about our discounted drainage services.

Our high pressure water jetting system will clear the toughest blockages from drains and we also have the capability to do CCTV surveys to check the source of the blockage or recommend remedial work. Our qualified engineers have extensive knowledge and drains experience we will always do our best to get out to attend your property as soon as we can. We can also undertake drain relining, installing new drain systems, soakaways, septic tanks, manhole repairs, root removal and sink and shower unblocking.