Many buildings simply don’t have access to the mains sewer system and need a Septic Tank. Usually, these structures are in remote areas where the infrastructure is simply not available. A property not connected to mains sewage drains will most likely have or require a cesspool, septic tank or sewage treatment plant. This is very common in remote and rural locations. These cheap to run systems have no connection to the public sewerage system. We call this off-mains drainage.
Basically, there are 3 types of tank offering different levels of treatment.
Some systems have separate chambers with different treatment processes. Initially, they pass the waste through a settlement tank, separating the clarified water from the solid matter. The Solid Mass then begins to biodegrade. An Aeration Chamber is the secondary treatment process. A combo of mobile Filter Media and a Bubble Diffuser encourage bacteria to break down the waste in a biological reaction. Then a final Effluent Tank allows the remaining small solids to sink to the bottom. The Clarified Effluent can then naturally drain from the plant via displacement allowing the earth to further treat it.
A sewage treatment system without access to open drainage or a septic tank will require a well designed and installed a soak-away system. This allows the discharge from the tank to soak away into the ground for further biological treatment. Lack of maintenance and soak-away systems, that cannot cope with the rate of output, cause problems with septic tanks and systems for obvious reasons.
Work sites are often without on-site toilets and washing stations however, it is possible to provide a better standard in the workplace with in-situ waste treatment. It is worth it to be up to date with the Health and Safety Regulations on a works site to avoid problems. We offer excellent temporary effluent waste storage tanks for siting underneath toilet blocks, kitchens, canteens and welfare units!
These systems are within the binding rules of environmental agencies. However, if you are unsure you should call us on 01722 714514 or Contact Us via email.
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