Sewage Water Treatment Plants Dorset, Dorchester, Blandford, Bridport and Christchurch
Sewage treatment plants are fast replacing older septic tank systems as a more eco-friendly long term solution to waste management. Modern sewage treatments utilise natural processes to break down waste and neutralise sewage and are economical to run. A typical domestic treatment plant consumes about 60 watts, roughly the same as a standard lightbulb.
Nowadays, treatment plants are compact, as well as being much more efficient than old septic tanks. Typically constructed from glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), sewage treatment plants are watertight enclosures designed to allow solid waste to decompose by means of an aerobic biological reaction. Solids are retained and evenly distributed via an electric blower in order to maximise the oxygen-assisted breakdown process inside the enclosure. The resulting material is a clean, safe effluent which can then be dispersed into a water course or suitable ground-level soakaway.
Much like a septic tank, a sludge-like build-up of solids eventually accumulates inside the enclosure, which must be emptied periodically. Most good quality sewage treatment plants require servicing once every twelve months in order to maintain perfect operating conditions. Sewage treatment plants vary in size and shape, and the size can be matched in order to suit the level of use it is likely to encounter in a property, dependent on the number of occupants and level of use.
When correctly installed, sewage treatment plants to not produce unpleasant odours. The oxygen-assisted aerobic action does not give off offensive smells when functioning properly.
Small-level domestic waste discharges from sewage treatment plants, cess pits and septic tanks will soon need to be registered by law, although many properties will be exempt providing:
- Discharge is ground-based and does not exceed 2 cubic metres per day. This equates to a property occupied by up to nine people.
- Sewage is purely domestic.
- The system is maintained to the specifications of the manufacturer, and a record of all maintenance is kept. This includes regular emptying records with regard to septic tanks.
- Discharge does not pollute groundwater or surface water.
Our team of experts are on hand to advise the best possible sewage treatment solutions for domestic applications. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Typically, most projects are initiated by a visit and inspection, followed with a written assessment detailing all possible solutions, along with a quotation.