Sewage Treatment Plants
Having your home located in the picturesque countryside of South England is idyllic, however these homes are often not connected to the main sewage network. As a result, ensuring that you have a reliable sewage system in place is key to maintaining your home. At Proseptic, we are experts at installing and maintaining sewage treatment plants across the South.
How a sewage treatment plant works
A sewage treatment plant is a common and popular sewage system for homes up and down the UK. Like a septic tank, its main purpose is to drain away any sewage from your home. Where it differs from the septic tanks is in its processes. The sewage treatment plant contains multiple chambers for intaking waste water but also treating it. When the waste reaches the second chamber, an aeration process occurs. The act of air being pushed around the chamber encourages bacteria to break down any remaining waste. Once this process is complete, the water is almost 95% clean and ready to be discharged safely into the watercourse.
Sewage treatment plants are often used to replace current septic tanks, as local councils and governments are putting a heavy focus on preserving the environment surrounding your sewage system. Any untreated water expelled from your current system is classed as pollution and you could be subject to heavy fines.
Installation process of a sewage treatment plant
Proseptic have been installing domestic and residential (as well as commercial) sewage treatment plants for over 30 years.
All sewage treatment plant installations start with a survey. We utilise the latest CCTV equipment to inspect existing drains and sewage systems. This will allow us to choose the best course of action when installing your new system. Our engineers will then carry out the installation, inline with all current legislation.
Residential and domestic sewage treatment plants
Approximately 5% of domestic properties in the UK rely on off-mains drainage systems. At Proseptic, we only install the best quality systems so you have complete peace of mind that the domestic system you have installed will last for years to come. Our main suppliers of sewage treatment plants include:
Sewage treatment plant regulations
When having a new system installed, it is essential to make sure that it is being installed in line with current sewage treatment plant regulations. In January of 2020, the Environment Agency introduced new regulations to minimise their environmental impact. In addition, the following regulations must be met:
- Your plat must be at least 10 metres away from any buildings
- The system but be tested and approved to EN 12566-3 standards
- Service the power source regularly to ensure it is maintained to a good standard
- Be able to work fully without power for up to 6 hours
We have a full and in depth guide, detailing sewage treatment plant regulations on our website. Access the guide here.
General binding rules
It is the General Binding Rules which dictate that untreated wastewater is deemed as pollutants. For those with a septic tank already, not knowing if your tank is compliant can be intimidating and new legislation can be tricky to navigate. Often, if your septic tank is not compliant, a sewage treatment plant can help ensure you are not polluting the surrounding areas with expelled waste water.
For more information on the general binding rules, click here.
Get in touch with our experts
From free, expert advice on your sewage treatment plant to reliable installations and maintenance the Proseptic team are always on hand to help. To get your free quote, contact us using the links below.