Septic Tank Filters

Septic Tank Filters For Cleaner Effluent

Why fit Septic Tank Filters?

Septic tank filters catch up to 70% of all small solids, hair and lint that escapes from the tank into the soakaway.  This helps to protect the soakaway from blockages and clogging.  The Sapphire septic tank filters are bristle filters which simply push into the vertical part of the 'T' piece on the septic tank outlet pipe.  This is simple with a Crystal Septic Tank.

Price £45.00 plus VAT, plus postage and packing Tel 01759 369582

Septic tank soakaways have a limited lifespan made even shorter by the amount of suspended solids - little bits that float around - in the effluent that comes out of the tank. They are made up of hair, seeds, lint, floating organic material, etc. The only part of the ground that actually 'soaks away' the liquid are the air spaces between the soil particles. 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.

We recommend that all septic tanks are emptied annually. Telephone us for a quote on 01759 369582.

septic tank filter - used

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


Benefits of Septic Tank Filters

  • Easy installation - just push into the outlet pipe.
  • Easy and economical to maintain
  • Excellent filtration for solids, including toilet paper, hair, lint, etc.
  • Bristles self lock into place to prevent filter float up
  • Longer filter life because debris is sorted by size
  • Can be washed out, but cheap enough to be disposable
  • For use in residential, commercial and other applications
  • Independent testing proves that they trap far more solids than slot filters
septic tank filter


Filter Maintenance:

The Effluent Filter will require periodic cleaning, depending on how the system is used. High fat content discharged into the foul drains will dramatically increase the need for cleaning the filter, 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 the drains whilst the effluent filter is removed.
  2. Pull the effluent filter out of the tee.
  3. Hose off filter over the septic tank.
  4. Make sure all solids fall back into septic tank.
  5. Insert filter back into tee/housing.
These effluent filters push into the vertical part of the outlet pipe in the septic tank to prevent solids from leaving the tank and clogging the soakaway air spaces.


Filter Installation:

Ideal for residential flow rates of up to 12 people. Easily installs in any new or existing 4" septic tank outlet tee.