Waste is always a hot topic in environmental circles, and one particular type of waste – sewage – understandably garners more than its fair share of attention. After all, mismanagement of sewage is objectionable in every way: it can be a health hazard, damaging to flora and fauna, and is downright unpleasant for anyone who has to deal with it. For these reasons, the UK government has established strict standards for sewage treatment services. These standards apply to all dwellings and other premises throughout the UK, so taking the time to understand how the rules affect you is a good idea.
Most buildings in towns and cities are connected to the mains sewage treatment system, which efficiently transports waste to sewage treatment plants. This vast network runs so smoothly on a day-to-day basis that many people never give it a second thought. However, many isolated or lower lying properties cannot be connected to this sewage water treatment infrastructure, and require an off-grid solution. In some of these cases, a septic tank and soakaway field arrangement makes an acceptable solution. But in some cases – for example, if effluent runs off your land into a watercourse – the law requires landowners to take a more proactive position when it comes to drainage sewage treatment.
The good news is, there are manufacturers and installers who can supply and maintain a sewage treatment plant at your off-grid property. These devices are effectively miniature versions of the vast domestic sewage treatment plants to be found in towns and cities throughout the land. Provided the receive the specified maintenance, these underground installations will satisfy government directives and protect your land from pollution for years to come.
Sewage Treatment Plants How They Work
Within a domestic sewage treatment plant, sewage and wastewater run down into a tank which is rich in bacteria. With the right amount of food and air, the bacteria will break down the waste with the toxic material sinking to the bottom of the chamber. The resulting effluent is up to 95% clean water and can legally be discharged into watercourses and other environments without posing a threat. Small commercial sewage treatment plants work in much the same way.
Sewage Treatment Plant Operation and Maintenance
As you would expect, the installation and maintenance of such a facility is a complex process, and unless you’re a builder with extensive experience working on off-grid services, one best left to the professionals. But again there’s good news – Flowrite Drainage are experts in home sewage treatment plant maintenance in Brighton, Guildford, Chichester, and the surrounding areas. To remain effective and legal, a fair bit of sewage treatment plant maintenance is required, as installations must be emptied and serviced periodically, and records kept of all work done. Fortunately, using a well- maintained off-grid sewage treatment plant setup is as easy as living with a mains system. We can even handle any sewage treatment plant repairs that may be required.
So don’t leave matters to chance, contact Flowrite Drainage to enquire about sewage treatment installation or maintenance today.