Septic Tank Filters

Why fit a DrainX™ Septic Tank Filter?

DrainX™ septic tank filters prevent up to 70% of all suspended solids escaping from the tank into the soakaway.  This helps to protect the soakaway drainage field from blockages and clogging.  Our septic tank filters are slot filters.  They simply push into the vertical part of the 'T' piece on the septic tank outlet pipe. 

Price £45 plus postageTel 01759 369582

Septic tank soakaways heve a lifespan that is limited by the amount of suspended solids - little bits that float around - in the  liquid that comes out of the tank. They are made up of hair, seeds, lint, floating organic matter, etc. The smaller the soakaway soil particles, (soils with clay or silt as part of their structure) the smaller the air spaces in the soil and the faster they block with these suspended solids.

Septic tank filters trap these particles and prevent them from clogging the soakaway soil. See the picture opposite. All these particles have been trapped. This filter had been in use for 3 months only.

Septic Tank Bristle Filter

DrainX™ septic tank filters have been scientifically proven to trap twice as many particles as slot filters


Benefits of DrainX™ Septic Tank Filters

Excellent Septic Tank Filtration That Is Adaptable & Economical

  • Easy installation just about anywhere.
  • Easy and economical to maintain, even in hard to reach places
  • Excellent filtration for solids, including toilet paper, hair, lint, etc.
  • DrainX fllters self lock into place to prevent filter float up
  • Longer filter life because debris is sorted by size
  • Allows biological maturing necessary in wastewater treatment systems
  • Durable enough to be washed out, economical enough to be disposable
  • For use in residential, commercial and other applications
  • Independent testing proves that they trap far more solids than slot filters
Bristle Septic Tank Filter


Filter Maintenance:

The Effluent Filter will require periodic cleaning. This cleaning interval depends on how the system is used. High fat content discharged into the foul drains will dramatically increase the need for cleaning, as will the use of antibacterial products and excess detergents. It is recommended that the filter be cleaned every time the tank is pumped as a minimum. Check the filter every month.

  1. Do not use plumbing whilst the effluent filter is removed.
  2. Use the maintenance sleeve (shown opposite) to prevent effluent exiting the settlement tank whilst the filter is absent.
  3. Pull the effluent filter out of the tee.
  4. Hose off filter over the septic tank.
  5. Make sure all solids fall back into septic tank.
  6. Insert filter back into tee/housing.
These effluent filters push into the vertical part of the outlet pipe in the settlement tank to prevent solids from exiting the tank and clogging the soakaway.
Maintenance sleeve for septic tank filters


Filter Installation:

Ideal for residential waste flows up to 12 people. Easily installs in any new or existing 4" outlet tee.

Septic tank filters are available singly from Sapphire Environmental Ltd. Septic Tank Filters.