Here at West Country Drainage, we are specialists in Tricel Tank Installation in the West Country and South Wales. With a team of highly experienced and professional engineers, we offer tank installation alongside other drainage services to our residential and commercial clients. Part of this role requires us to offer guidance and advice to our customers, ensuring they achieve the right drainage solution for their site. This is why we have created this guide to Tricel Tank and the many reasons why they may be the best solution for your needs.

Who is Tricel?

Based in Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland, Tricel is a global engineering company that provides water storage solutions alongside environmental technology, construction and distribution support. They have become renowned for their innovative work with fibreglass/glass reinforced plastic products, paving the way for a cutting-edge market in Ireland and further afield. It was during the 1980s that the brand expanded into water storage tanks and meter enclosures before acquiring two of the UK’s leading water tank companies (Dewey Waters and Nicholson Plastics) in 1999.

How Does a Tricel Septic Tank Work?

Septic tanks provide off-mains drainage for commercial and residential sites alike. They utilise a variety of technologies but have a basic function – to separate liquid waste from solid waste in different chambers. The Tricel Venton is one of the brand’s leading sewage treatment systems which uses blow moulding technology to ensure the tank is hard-wearing and reliable. Internally, the waste flows through the chambers consistently, with the solids processed during anaerobic breakdown and finally passing through a filtration system to the percolation area. Here, the water is returned and treated in an environmentally friendly manner to eliminate the risk of environmental pollution.

Why Choose Tricel?

In the UK and globally, numerous septic tank manufacturers produce high-quality solutions to suit various environments. At West Country Drainage, we have the experience and team to install many of these. However, our specialism in Tricel tank installation means that we often recommend these high-quality, durable and highly reliable drainage options.

Some of the key benefits of these systems include:

  • Exceptional strength.
  • Highly durable.
  • Super low profile for smaller excavation.
  • Lightweight design allows for easy installation.
  • Available in a wide range of sizes to suit different sized dwellings.
  • Tested to the highest quality standards and EN 12566-1.
  • Compact enough to be used in space-limited applications.

Why Have a Septic Tank?

Waste drainage is essential to any residential, commercial or public location. It allows for the safe and efficient disposal of wastewater, reducing the chance of contamination and maintaining good health – both environmentally and human. In some instances, it isn’t possible to connect to the mains sewage network or the drains used don’t perform at the required level. This is when a septic tank comes into play. These independent tanks collect all of the excreta and wastewater inside a single tank that normally has several different chambers.

Septic tanks sit underground and require emptying at regular intervals to keep them in full working order. They are generally a more energy-efficient option in contrast to sewers and have a lesser impact on the environment – making them a popular option in rural areas.

Other benefits include:

  • Providing complete independence from mains sewage systems – avoids backflow and clogging issues.
  • Prevents pollutants from entering surface water.
  • Reduces the risk of pathogen transmission.
  • Eliminates monthly water and sewage costs.
  • Long-lasting lifetimes – upwards of 20+ years.
  • Cheaper to install than linking up new sewage pipes to the mains system.
  • Significantly increased water efficiency.
  • Heightened awareness of toilet, sink and drain care, reducing the risk of blockages and complications.

How Are They Installed?

The installation of a septic tank requires the support of a professional and reliable team. These vital sewage systems can be manufactured from a range of materials, from concrete through to GRP (such as those manufactured by Tricel). Everything from their delivery and placement through to plumbing into your property needs to be done correctly to eliminate the risk of accidents, poor drainage and locational contamination.

Things you’ll need to consider include:


In the UK, planning permission is required to install a septic tank, regardless of whether this is residential or commercial. If you’re building a new property, the sewage treatment system must also have building regulations approval.


Septic tanks are plumbed into your property. During the breakdown of waste, the dangerous gasses produced need to be filtered out of the tank to prevent them from entering your home or commercial building. If the ventilation system isn’t up to standard, the gases could build up and cause an explosion.


Most septic tanks are designed to be installed and plumbed underground. Modern technology has now produced above ground septic tanks that don’t require planning permission but these are generally used in environments where the soil is unable to withstand the weight of a tank or cannot properly absorb effluents. In all other settings, appropriate excavation will need to take place to ensure the septic tank is installed and covered effectively.

Tricel Tank Installation With West County Drainage

Helping homeowners and property developers identify and install the right septic tank or drainage system for their needs is our speciality. As experts in drains and water, we provide a range of customised services to help ensure you get the exact solution that you need. Our team has been working with clients since 2000, tracking evolving technology and providing the best options for each and everyone we work with. Tricel is a leading, award-winning and industry-recognised manufacturer of fibreglass septic tanks. These offer durability with no deterioration, a lightweight body that is easy to manoeuvre and environmental protection with good sealing function and reduced leakage.

Whether you’re working in a rural location or looking to take a more environmentally conscious direction with your waste management, we’re here to help install the right Tricel tank for your needs. If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of the specialist team here today, please do get in contact and we’ll be happy to help.