2. You have a septic tank or small sewage treatment plant
You’re an operator if any of the following is true:
- you own the property that uses the system
- you own a property that shares the system with other properties - each property owner is an operator, and you’re jointly responsible for complying with the general binding rules
- you have a written agreement with the property owner that says you’re responsible for the system’s maintenance, eg you’re renting and it’s in your tenancy agreement
Contact the Environment Agency if you’re not sure whether you’re an operator.