Septic Tanks Installation & Systems

LT Construction first pioneered here in costa del sol and Andalusia the use of adding an additional filtration tank for using the waste water to irrigate the garden.

A septic tank generally consists of a tank of between 1000 - 7500 litres in size connected to an inlet wastewater pipe at one end and a septic field drain at the other.  The design of the tank usually incorporates three chambers (each of which is equipped with a manhole cover) which are separated by means of a dividing wall which has openings located about midway between the floor and roof of the tank

Some systems require emptying every few years or sooner, while others may be able to go 5–10 years between cleaning. Contrary to what many people believe, there is no “rule of thumb” for how often tanks should be emptied.

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If you are intending on selling your Spanish property you may be need to change your Septic Tank due to the DEFO Requirements of your Local Town Hall.

LT Construction is offering a 10% discount on the purchase of a new tank and installation for the next six Months when applying the code LTSepticTank 1.

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Some older Fincas in Spain have a “posa negra” or black hole, literally a hole in the ground. The waste is allowed to seep away into the soil. This is against EEC regulations and a proper tank needs to be installed. 

DAFO Declaration Assimilated out of Ordination (Declaración de Asimilado a Fuera de Ordenación).

The Junta de Andalucía has introduced a new law requiring sellers of property situated on rustic land (any land that is not within the urban boundary) to obtain a certificate from their local Town Hall.

The DAFO certificate clarifies the situation of the property and confirms that there are no problems relating to the house or the land.

All property sales of houses on rustic land and updates of Escritura descriptions will need this certificate.  For sales it will be needed prior to completion. If you currently have a Posa Negra this will need changing to a certified Septic Tank.

The main problems associated with Septic Tanks are, the tank moving when it isn’t laid on a concrete base, causing the tank to move and the pipes to separate. More seriously when the tank isn’t emptied, the pipes can block, resulting in the pipes needing to be either broken open or replaced.

LT Construction builders have also pioneered here in Andalusia the use of adding an additional filtration tank for using the waste water to irrigate the garden. If you would like to discuss these issues, call us today.

Contact us in English or Spanish to find out more about SepticTanks in Malaga Province and the Costa del Sol and what we can do for you.