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Environment Agency Blunders

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When will the Environment Agency train their staff properly???

Another incident today when the E.A. gave out incorrect advice.

A client, requiring a sewage treatment plant for a cafe was advised to fit a Conder ECO10 person plant by the E.A. The cafe owner rang to order one today, but, whilst trying to ascertain if it was the correct size, we dicovered that the cafe does 150 covers per day. This requires a sewage treatment plant with a minimum size of 75 persons! Imagine if the cafe owner had contacted a builder's Merchant to order one? They would have taken his order without question and he would have bought a plant 1/7th the size required - ON THE E.A.'s ADVICE!!!

The Environment Agency should only give CORRECT information; the public relies on it.

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  1. Phil Bates

    Typical of the Environment Agency. They suggested that we fit a septic tank for 166 persons instead of a sewage plant. We altered all our plans only to find, when we submitted the application, that the Environment Agency refused to give us a permit for one that size! What a waste of our time and money! They should train their staf to at least know the RULES!!

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