What is a Sewage Treatment Plant?
Sewage treatment plants are rapidly replacing septic tanks for both new and replacement sewage management systems. They provide an environmentally responsible, long-term solution to sewage treatment. That’s because sewage treatment plants use natural processes, such as aerobic bacterial digestion, to help break down and neutralise sewage waste.
Sewage treatment plants use physical, chemical, and biological processes to remove physical, chemical and biological contaminants. The purpose is to produce environmentally-safe fluid effluent and solid waste (sludge) suitable for disposal or reuse, sometimes as farm fertiliser.
Sewage treatment plants are now produced by a large number of different manufacturers. All of the systems are based on producing a final effluent that is significantly cleaner than that produced from a septic tank. Bates Environmental can advise on the sewage treatment plant that is most suited to your needs.
A modern sewage treatment plant is compact and extremely efficient. Sizes are available to suit anything from large commercial premises to a single household. This square sewage treatment plant would be installed under the ground at a shallow level, or above ground, to deal with the effluent from a house where up to six people live. This would serve the purpose of an ordinary treatment plant where one could not be fitted due to running silt in the land on the required site. The wider and longer shape gives the same surface area as the more usual treatment plants, so that the waste breakdown is equally effective. Conforms to standard BS EN 12566-3.
An alternative style sewage treatment plant with an integrated compressor to be installed under the ground to deal with the effluent from a house where up to six people live. This unit can also be installed with a pumped outlet for areas where natural fall is not available. The invert can be varied and risers of up to 1.2m extra can be fitted. Conforms to standard BS EN 12566-3.
A large sewage treatment plant can be installed to service buildings where there are 12 or more people using the facilities. This model has a compressor integrated into the internal structure. This unit can also be installed with a pumped outlet for areas where natural fall is not available. Conforms to standard BS EN 12566-3.