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Domestic sewage treatment plants
Browse through our range of sewage treatment plant systems. We stock industry-leading manufacturers, including Klargester, Harlequin and Tricel. Sewage treatment is the process of removing contaminants from wastewater and sewage. Domestic sewage treatment systems are used when it is not possible (or legal) to install a compliant septic tank.
Free delivery is available on certain treatment plants - if you require any further help, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Sewage Treatment Plant FAQs
How does a sewage treatment plant work?
The treatment process of the wastewater is that the domestic wastewater and sewage pass through the system from housing developments into the sewage treatment plant. Here, the sewage treatment plants begin to break down the organic matter through an activated sludge process. Sewage can be treated/broken down close to where it is created. Sewage treatment plants are low maintenance and have low running costs. The sewage effluent is discharged to either a drainage field or watercourse, with care taken to ensure the effluent will not cause a flood risk. Discharges from the plants are usually diluted in rivers, lakes, or other watercourses.
What size sewage plant do I need?
The size of the sewage treatment plant required will depend on how many people are using it, and it is safest to overestimate the requirements - for further information, please consult our Think Tank Guides section.
What Is classed as sewage?
It is a common mistake that 'sewage' refers to wastewater, however, this is not the case. Essentially, sewage is a subset of wastewater, but not all wastewater is sewage. Sewage itself refers to the branches of wastewater that pass through toilets, or come from domestic & industrial circumstances - this includes but is not limited to; toilet water and waste, shower water, kitchen waste, organic matter, and industrial chemicals.
What is the difference between sewage treatment and septic tank treatment?
The difference between sewage treatment plants and septic tanks is that sewage treatment is a more comprehensive process. Waste water from a sewage treatment plant is usually far cleaner than what is filtered through a septic tank and can it can therefore drain directly into the ground without any further treatment. Sewage treatment equipment also requires electricity, whereas septic systems usually do not.
Will I need to empty my sewage treatment plant?
Over time, sludge can build up inside the plant, which means that you will still need to empty your sewage treatment plant on a semi-regular basis - usually around once a year. However, exactly how often you need to empty your treatment plant will depend on its size as well as how often it is used.
Are there any sewage treatment plant regulations to be aware of?
In order to comply with regulations, UK sewage treatment plants must be EN 12566-3 2005 certified. In addition, you should always have your sewage treatment system installed by a qualified professional. You will also need to check your local guidelines to understand whether you will need planning permission to install any sewage treatment plants.
How do I choose the best domestic sewage treatment plant for my needs?
The best sewage treatment plant is one that suits your needs and will therefore differ from person to person. When choosing the best option, you should consider how often you will need to use the treatment plant, the volumes of sewage that need to be treated as well as the number of people that will have access to the plant.
Here at Tanks For Everything, we stock a variety of models including Klargester, Harlequin and Tricel sewage treatment plants. If you are in any doubt as to the best domestic sewage treatment plant model based on your requirements, please don't hesitate to contact us. One of our qualified team members will be happy to assist you and to answer any questions.