What Is An Effluent Tank & Why Should I Hire One For My Event?

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Effluent tanks are a staple of any large event like a concert or festival, and yet, so few event organisers understand what they are or what purpose they serve.

If you’re organising an outdoor event, you need to make sure there are adequate toilet facilities, and this means you also need to think about waste management during the event. To do this, you’ll likely need to look into effluent tank hire, but before you do so, you need to ensure you understand what the service involves and whether it’s necessary for your project.

What Is An Effluent Tank?

Effluent tanks are essentially large-scale liquid waste storage solutions. They are most commonly used in outdoor areas where there is no fixed plumbing but there is a need for sanitation services. This means things like construction sites, festivals, concerts, sporting events, and corporate gatherings.

An effluent tank is like a temporary sewage system for scenarios when you have toilet facilities that aren’t hooked up to the main sewage network. They securely collect and store septic waste, ensuring the hazardous contents are safely contained until they can be professionally disposed of.

They can sit above or below ground and can be hooked up to things like welfare cabins and other types of sanitation and toilet facilities.

Hiring An Effluent Tank

When you’re organising an event, you will have a thousand things on your to-do list, but the comfort and cleanliness of your guests will be a top priority. This means you may need to hire portable toilets, and with this, you may also need to look into hiring an effluent tank.

At Thistle Tanks, we recognise how stressful organising an event can be, and that’s why we’ve made sure our effluent tank hire service is as straightforward and hassle-free as can be. 

With our flexible service, you can install effluent tanks almost anywhere you need them, above or below ground. Our tanks can be linked together and have a capacity of up to 15,000 litres, meaning no matter how much septic waste your event produces, it can be safely and securely contained within our impact-resistant tanks.

We have been providing effluent tanks and waste management services for decades, meaning we’re experts in the industry. Our tanks are incredibly robust so you don’t need to worry about leaks, and we have refined our service to ensure it’s timely, efficient, and professional at all times, no matter the event or setting.

Whether you need an effluent tank on a short or long-term basis, Thistle Tanks can help make the process easy and affordable.

How Effluent Tanks Are Emptied At Large Events

Effluent tanks need to be emptied, sometimes during an event, but mostly after (depending on the length of time). We offer a comprehensive waste management service whereby we can schedule collections to ensure your effluent tanks are emptied and cleaned throughout your event, meaning you can focus on keeping your guests happy and engaged. If you’d like to find out more about effluent tank hire or discuss your needs with us, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help or give you a free quote.