Silt and oil are the most common construction site pollutants to water. Pollution is the release of any substance that can harm people or animals, plants, soil, water or air; for example, an oil spill, silty water getting into a river or smoke into the air. Common pollutants from sites include: silt, oil (including fuel), cement, concrete, grout, chemicals, sewage, waste materials, dust, and smoke. Pollution can kill fish and affect other users such as farmers, industry and drinking water abstractions.


In the UK, public drinking water supplies come from rivers and groundwater so we must protect them from pollution. Surface waters and groundwater have legal protection. It is an offence to pollute them. There are laws that protect land, water, air, wildlife and people from pollution.

If you pollute surface waters or groundwater, air or land you are probably committing an offence. Penalties include fines, imprisonment, Fixed Penalty Notices, stop-work notices or equivalent and having to pay clean-up costs, along with damage to your reputation.



There are many instances, particularly in the construction industry, where there is a need to manage waste water and other liquids. The Neptune System is an above ground solution, easily installed, able to be dismantled and relocated to another area as a project progress.

The Neptune System is ideally suited to fracking operations, combining the holding tanks for water storage, silt traps for waste water management and tanks for oil and gas extracted.

This versatile system enables any volume of liquid to be catered for and can be expanded quickly to cope with any required increase in capacity.
The system is:

  • Self Supporting
  • Requires No Concrete

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