Jul 11, 2008

BSI British Standards Amends Standard on Drainage Fields for Use in Wastewater Treatment

UK's national standards organization makes changes to the standard for design and installation of drainage fields

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

&#149 New figures 1 and 2;
&#149 Clause 3 update;
&#149 Figure 4 key corrected; and
&#149 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” 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 BS 6297 has been amended and replaces BS 6297:1983, which is now withdrawn.

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