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Newly amended standard on drainage fields for use in wastewater treatment

BSI British Standards have just published an amended version of BS 6297. Principal changes made within the revision include:

New figures 1 and 2
Clause 3 update
Figure 4 key corrected
Figure 5 key corrected
BS 6297:2007+A1:2008 Code of practice for the design and installation of drainage fields for use in wastewater treatment

BS 6297 gives recommendations and guidance on the design and installation of drainage fields and infiltration systems for use in wastewater treatment. BS 6297 is applicable to systems for handling discharges from domestic and commercial sources from single households and upwards. These sources are typically septic tanks and package treatment plants

This Code of Practice gives general advice on good design and installation practices. Particular requirements are determined by local conditions. The recommendations are supplemented, as required, by specialist advice.

BS 6297 has been amended and replaces BS 6297:1983 which is now withdrawn.

For more information visit www.bsigroup.com/bs6297

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