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Falcon in the forest

New Forest Pony

Under the watchful eyes of the inevitable New Forest pony we recently in stalled a Vortex treatment plant for an isolated site. As you can see it was reasonable size therefore we had to excavate quite a deep hole of over two metres. We gently lowered the plant using webbing straps to avoid damage, and set it on the levelled concrete base so that the

Falcon Installation New Forest



inspection cover would be level with the ground. Sometimes this can be very tricky but this time it was easy as we had plenty of space around to use our machinery.

New Forest Falcon Septic Tank




The end product was unobtrusive and soon the area was covered with natural grass. In the forest you are not allowed to ‘import’ any soil or plants that are not natural in the area.

New Forest Falcon Installaiton




The plant has been surrounded with concrete to ensure it does not ‘lift’ when empty in a high water table area.

Falcon Septic Tank Installation




  • Has EN 12566-3 2005 Certification
  • Extremely Efficient – 98.9% pollutant reduction
  • Low Electricity consumption – aeration does not need to run continuously
  • The ‘vibro-screen’ keeps tampon, wipes etc out of the plant
  • One piece construction
  • No metal work inside or outside to corrode
  • Flexible invert levels
  • Quality linear motor compressor being very quite and can be repaired if required
  • Built in sampling chamber
  • Designed to fit in small areas
  • 10 year warranty
  • Accepted by Environmental Agency for discharge into watercourses and ditches.

Drainage ServicesPoole

Most drainage pipes are as old as the property and should be cleaned on a regular basis to ensure that they are still working efficiently. In normal use you get a build up of fat and grease which obviously will reduce the bore of the drain line and create blockages. Over the years drain lines can easily be damaged, for example with tree roots creeping through the joins or maybe a little subsidence over time may crack a joint. A damaged pipe could harm the surrounding area, especially close to the building as seepage can cause building subsidence. As pipes get older, they become weaker and are more likely to break, sink or crack.  During the 60’s a lot of drain lines used pitched fibre pipe which unfortunately are now collapsing and becoming oval. If they are examined early enough they can be relined and strengthened thus avoiding total replacement. So don’t follow the adage ‘OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND’                 Have your drain lines checked.

Drainage Services Poole

Our Poole drainage services

Before we carry out any work, we always make sure that you understand our charges, so you don’t face any extra charges and there will never be any nasty surprises. We ensure that all of our customers are aware of what we are doing and what their money will provide. As all of our vans are prepared, we are ready for any drainage issues that you may experience. We guarantee all of our work and we will always leave the area clean and tidy, so our customers never have to worry. Our priority is our customers.

What we can do:


  • Drain pressure test
  • Drain Lining
  • Pipe locating
  • Moling/watermain replacement
  • CCTV Surveys
  • Pigging
  • Property Maintenance
  • Root cutting

For those in rural areas we specialise in the installation of sewage treatment plant

Poole Drainage Services

Locating a pipe

Many people experience problems with their drainage, and may not be able to locate the problem. The Water Board and the Council may not always keep records and plans for your pipes, which will mean that locating a damaged pipe can be difficult. Here at Keens we have systems that will locate the damage and we can find the depth, direction and location of the drain, to successfully plan any repairs that will need doing.


Moling is a great way of renewing an existing watermain pipes and connecting a new pipe to either another new or an existing pipe. It is more cost effective than installing new pipes and does not create as much disruption.


Is usually used to reduce the cost of excavation of the entire drain line and relaying new pipes, we have perfected a method called ‘Pigging’ which saves vast amount of money and keeps disruption to a minimum. It is very effective when long drain lines get blocked and a quick solution is required.

What we can do for you

Whether it’s a domestic, commercial or industrial environment, our experts at Keens are able to help. The services that we provide are suitable for all areas and the experience we have gained allows us to see the best solutions to any problems that you may experience. We guarantee our work and we will always be there to help you and your property. We can design systems and we are happy to carry out any Poole drainage services that you require.

Contact us

If you are in need of any drainage services Poole call us today on 01202 82 80 81 or fill out an Information request form below and we will be in touch.


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Septic Tank Hampshire. 

For the best Septic Tanks throughout Hampshire to supplied and installed or repaired, make sure to come to Keens UK.  

Here at Keens UK we have been delivering only the best Septic Tanks for Hampshire and other parts of the UK for many years now and we have been only giving out the best each and every time we have come to you.

What are Septic Tanks?

 Septic Tanks have been around for hundreds of years and whaSeptic Tank Keens UKt these tanks are underground waste treatment system, these systems are highly efficient and self contained, getting rid of household waste is made now very easy and efficient, and they are actually more economical to have rather than connecting to a main centralised sewer system and a lot cheaper to have in your own home. Septic Tanks are made for simple design to fit in a home owners back yard and the best part is doesn’t require any further installation, it is all give to nature.

What we can offer you.

When you come to Keens UK, we will offer you the Septic Tank that designs and fits the area you are in, fitting in with the certain chambers yoSeptic Tank Keens UKu will need. Some companies demand they bring in heavy and big machines to fit one in, however our specialist team are certain we only need hand held equipment and if in dire need we will call in one of our small diggers to help do the job but, a lot of the time we install of our Septic Tanks by hand and you get a better result than other companies using big machines.

We also offer an excellent service that you won’t regret or look back on, a quick, tidy, perfection service in which we have been giving to all of our customers for a very long time.

Our standards go high.

When all of our customers and clients, all of staff and specialist teams at Keens UK are dedicated to making sure we give the perfect come out that all of our customers deserve when they come to us, so many of our customers have been giving us reports and feedbacks on us and each and every single one of them say how well we have done in the job they have required and what lovely and kind staff we have. This to us shows why all over Hampshire and surrounding areas we are the number one environmental drainage service, and we are proud to serve everyone that comes to us seeking only the best service they will ever need.

Contacting us today.  

If you are looking for a drainage service today and want to be sure you will get the best from professionals that know everything there is to know about drain servicing, then contact us on 0120 282 8081 today.  We have the tools and the team, all we need now is you.

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Drain Jetting Service.

If you have a blocked toilet that isn’t working properly or your it just needs a full clean out then come to Keens UK for our drain jetting service.

Here at Keens UK we are fully trained and committed to making sure that every toilet in Britain in every single home is working to it’s best and not leaving bad odours that nobody wants to have in there home.

About Keens UK.Jetting service

We have been running now for a few years, and for those years we have been running we have been committed to giving only the best drainage service you could possibly ever need, we have been offering everything from septic tanks and street works all the way to drain jetting and clearing our blocked up drains, we offer everything you could possibly ever need at price that is just to good to resist. We have served thousands of customers and we have always ensured them that when you come to us, you’ll never go to anyone else for the same service again because each of our staff members are the finest in domestic drainage service.

Our Drain Jetting Service.

When you come to us for our drain Jetting service you will get a service that will blow your mind away. Our high pressure jets can clear out your drains with pressure going up to 4000 P.S.I.  It is the most effective way to clean out your drains, the jet heads are so powerful it will get rid of all the grim and lime without damaging the metal itself.  Another reason why a lot of our customers comes to us about our drain service is that unlike other companies where they have to keep repositioning there clean out device every time it is completed, our jet head drainage service is also designed to work through the twists and turns throughout the pipes and will completely clean it all out like it was brand new.

What else can we offer you?

As well as offering you the drainage jet service we have a lot of other services as well that a lot of our customers like to come to ask for. We are very well known for installing our Septic tanks for that better way of cleaning all the unwanted rubbish in your home, all the way to our root cutting service where we will help you get rid of tree parts that are stuck in your local area piping and can cause some serious damage to the cement. We have a wide range of services that you can be confident in as we ensure to you and all of our customers that you will never get a perfect service from any other company apart from us and you can be sure in that.

The dirt will always wash away but never our standards. Jetting service

Over the many years we have been working and serving you we have always said that we want not only to give you the best priced services but to give you the even better satisfaction that when you come to us that you can be sure that your are in the hands and care of real professional who have trained very hard and are qualified to the best possible grade you can get out there today. But we always like to know how well our staff and team did and what the service was like, and a lot of our customers who have given us feedback have come back to us positive and strong and it is a nice added bonus to be able to serve you as the best drainage service through out all of the UK.

Get in contact with us today.

If you are looking for a drainage service company who understand the importance and will get the job done to perfection for you then give us a call today at Keens UK on 01202 82 80 81.

Wessex Water / Southern Water Drainage Responsibility 



Recently, well from October 2011, your local company that is in charge of the disposal of waste water from your property took over the responsibility of the drain lines connected to the main sewers. This has relieved you of the repair of any damage to the drain lines after they leave your boundary.

However it has gone further than that and they are also now responsible for the drain lines up to any shared connections. As you can see from the diagram, the terraced and semi detached properties normally have shared drains and whereas before the clearing of a blockage was a shared expense of the owners it is now covered by the water company.

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As most insurers cover damage to drain lines.  Maybe !!!!! you might get a reduction of your house insurance premium. But don’t hold your breath.

So if you have a problem in the drain lines marked in red call the water company

Otherwise call us on 01202 82 80 81




You can help prevent drains and sewers from being blocked by not pouring fat, oil or grease down the sink. Instead let it cool and pour it into a container before putting it in the bin. Hundreds of people cause blockages in sewers or damage to the environment by putting rubbish down the toilet. To avoid blocked pipes, plumbing bills and damage to the environment, put the following in your bin:

contraceptives                                   disposable nappies                            wet wipes

incontinence pads                             female hygiene products                  plasters

colostomy bags and bandages          cotton buds.

Wrap razor blades carefully in paper and put them in the bin and return medicines to your local pharmacy. Syringes and needles should be returned to a healthcare provider.

Wessex Water

Moling and Watermains

When an underground water main bursts quite often it is best to make a full replacement as, like all things, age has taken its toll and the pipe has reached the end of its useful life. Impact moling can be the best way to avoid any disruption of the ground as it is usual for the watermain going to a property travels under gardens, paths and driveways. It is a very simple method, a hole is dug at the point that the pipe has to be connected and another at the other end. The impact mole, as seen below, is positioned in the first hole and with a hammer action, from compressed air, it is directed to the receiving hole. The new pipe is then drawn through.

Moling Bournemouth

Moling Bournemouth







The biggest problem is to ascertain if there are any other services in line with the moles travel, such as drains, gas pipes, electric cables etc. Great care must be taken to avoid damage.

Not only are watermains laid by this method, we can also lay pipes up to 100mm where appropriate. Watermains Bournemouth

Watermains Bournemouth

Bournemouth Drains  – Christopher Crabbe Creeke

Christopher Creeke Bournemouth

The person responsible for the sewage system in Bournemouth was a surveyor called Christopher Crabbe Creeke. He came to Bournemouth in 1850 to work as a surveyor / architect for Mary Shelley who wanted to extend the then ‘Boscombe Cottage’ to contain a theatre to seat 200. (It is now Shelley Park after several name changes).

Having settled in Bournemouth he made his name in establishing the ownership in the complicated arrangements of the local estates. When in 1856 the government allowed the Bournemouth Commissioners to levy a local tax to improve the area he was appointed as surveyor and took up the challenge of ‘designing’Bournemouth. He created the basis of the current road structure ensuring there were open spaces for public enjoyment. The sewage and water supply for an every increasing population was his design, and basically still exists, and is in use today. A sign of the Victorian’s  standards of quality. In his capacity of Surveyor of Nuisances he arranged refuge collection service in the town.

Christopher Creeke Bournemouth

He died in 1886 and is buried in WimborneRoad Cemetery at Cemetery Junction. This he also designed together with the chapel. There is a bust, in his memory of his achievements for the town, standing in the Mayor’s Parlour. Also a statue, with Lewis Tregonwell, stands outside the BIC at the pier. It shows Tregonwell on one side with the first building in Bournemouth and Creeke on the other sitting on a toilet. Weatherspoons opened one of their pubs at the Lansdowne in Bournemouth called ‘Christopher Creeke’ in his memory. Residents of Bournemouth should be proud of his contribution to the creating the public services, that we expect and ignore, and the surroundings of the Bournemouth we know today.

Christopher Creeke BournemouthChristopher Creeke Bournemouth

Vortex Installation.

Vortex Installation

For the best Vortex Installation please make sure to contact Keens Drainage Services.

Another job that we have done recently was for a customer which required a Vortex Installation.

To the right you can see an image which represents the starting point of our Installation process.

As you can see the ground here was quite soft and quite easy to dig into.

This was probably the easier of the three installations that we have blogged about.


Vortex Installation


What we achieved.

As you can see on the right we have two pictures which show the completed installations. As you can see the ground has recovered most of the grass that it had lost during the time we had performed work on the ground.



Contact Us Today.

At Keens Drainage Services we aim to provide the highest quality Vortex Installations on the market. If you would like to inquire about more of our services then please contact us on – 0120 282 8081

Vortex Installation

Falcon Installation.

Falcon Installation is something we have great expertise in at Keens Drainage Services.

Falcon Installation

One job that we recently took on involved the installation of a Falcon.

The picture on the right shows the job halfway through completion and.

We find that although Biorock, Vortex and Falcon are different manufacturers the installation procedure is all very similar.





Falcon Installation


As with the Biorock Installation we did encounter some problems digging through the ground to make enough space for the product to go in.

As you can see on the picture to the right we did encounter some problems with the terrain with regards to the density of it.




Falcon Installation

End Result.

Even though we did encounter terrain difficulties we did manage to successfully install the Falcon.






Contact Us.

If you are interested in Falcon Installations or any of our other drainage products then please make sure to contact Keens Drainage Services on the following number – 0120 282 8081.

Biorock Installation.

Biorock Installation

At Keens Drainage Services we specialise in the installation of Biorock septic tanks.

We recently installed a Biorock septic tank and this post is to help give customers some idea of what it takes to install a septic tank.

To the right you can see an image of the Biorock Septic Tank during its installation.

The main issue with installing any septic tank is that sometimes it requires a lot of planning permission to be allowed to even carry out the installation.



Biorock Installation

The end result.

As you can see in the second image this is what you can expect to see once the septic tank has been installed.

With this particular job in hand we did have some difficulties digging up the ground due to the surface we were working with. We are finding that sometimes to even think about working on a piece of land we have to hire a meteorologist to survey it to make sure it is something we can install a septic tank into.


Contact us for your Biorock Installation.

For more information about Biorock Installations and inquiries about any other septic tanks that we install please call Keens Drainage Services on 0120 282 8081.