Choose The RIGHT Sewage Treatment Plant For The RIGHT Situation And Purpose

Domestic residential sewage treatment plants for single and multiple house sites
Domestic residential sewage treatment plant

Residential House Sewage Treatment Plant Systems

These, usually, provide ideal conditions for wastewater treatment systems to operate:

Single House Treatment Systems:

These have constant populations, apart from one or two week holiday perods.

Good Points:

  • They are used by the people who pay for the maintenance and repairs and who are, therefore, careful.
  • They receive Industry Standard wastewater concentrations of solids, ammonia, organic matter, etc. These are the concentrations that sewage treatment systems are tested with for their EN12566-3 Certificate, as this sewage comes directly from the mains drainage of towns and cities, and mainly originates from domestic dwellings.

Multiple House Systems:

Good Points:

  • These have a constant population.
  • They also receive Industry Standard wastewater concentrations.

Bad Points

  • Everyone has someone else to blame, if things go wrong. This, sometimes, results in misuse of the system.

Issues can arise with:

Holiday Home Sewage Systems:

Good Points

  • They receive Industry Standard wastewater concentrations.

Bad Points

  • They have fluctuating populations.
  • There are often periods of no use.

Rental Home Systems:

Good Points

  • They receive Industry Standard watewater concentrations.

Bad Points

  • These can have fluctuating populations.
  • They can also have periods when the property is empty, between tenants.
  • They are liable to misuse, as the Landlord pays for maintenance and repairs.

Sewage Treatment Plants for Pubs, Hotels, Golf Clubs and Restaurants

These suffer challenging conditions for wastewater systems due to:

  • Fluctuating populations, which are, often less than 50% of maximum use. Below this percentage, almost all wastewater treatment systems have not been tested for performance.
  • Absence periods or very low use periods, particularly after Christmas and Easter, bad weather, etc.
  • The wastewater is more highly concretrated with pollutants than the Industry Standard amounts that sewage treatment plants are tested with.
  • Sanitising products, sterilising solutions, etc. are often used in the kitchens and toilets. These kill the bacteria in the Biodigester part of the plant. These bacteria are needed for digestion of the pollutants and without them, there is no treatment possible.
  • Prepared meals also often have a high fat content, which can seriously affect the wastewater cleaning process. A Grease Seperator must always be part of any commercial treatment system by Law.
  • They are subject to Public use and people will flush things down the toilet that should not go into a private treatment system. These items include sanitary products, nappies, make-up pads, etc.

Most wastewater treatment systems struggle to operate correctly on these properties. 

Please telephone us to assess your situation and use in detail, so the right sewage system is installed.

Pubs, restaurants, hotels, Golf Club sewage treatment plants
Wastewater Treatment Plants for pubs, restaurants, golf clubs, etc.
Campsite, holiday parks, caravan park  sewage treatment plants
Wastewater Treatment Plants for Campsites, Holiday Parks, Caravan Parks

Sewage Treatment Plant Systems for Campsites, Glamping Sites, Caravan Parks and Holiday Parks

These make for difficult conditions for wastewater treatment systems, due to the following facts:

  • They regularly have less people using them than 50% of maximum capacity of the system, (which is the lowest that most systems can operate at successfully).
  • They often have less than 15% occupancy, due to seasonal variations, bad weather & week/weekend variation.
  • They often suffer from total absence periods, often due to bad weather, when no-one is on site
  • They tend to have much stronger than the Industry Standard wastewater concentrations that all sewage treatment plants are tested with, as the wastewater is not so diluted with long showers, baths, washing machines, etc.
  • They are used by the general public, who usually have Mains Sewerage at home and  have little respect for, or knowledge of the biological system involved.
  • A specialist commercial system is always required for these type of sites.
  • Campsites also have the problem that Cassette Toilets are often used by campers. These must not enter the sewage treatment system, but must be emptied into a sealed cesspool, which is emptied by a tanker on a regular basis. Unfortunately, this is very difficult to police by the owner of the site, but the contents of just one cassette toilet will kill all the bacteria in your plant.

Please ring us to discuss your specific needs, as they vary from site to site.

Building sites, schools,  sewage treatment plants
Wastewater Treatment Plants for building sites, work sites, schools

Sewage Treatment Plants for Offices, Schools, Building Sites and Temporary Buildings

These often have challenging conditions for wastewater treatment systems:

  • These have both static and variable populations, due to increase and decrease in worker numbers, schoolchildren, etc.
  • They have long absence periods, or very low use periods, due to School Holidays, Weekends and Bank Holidays.
  • They receive higher than the Industry Standard wastewater concentration of pollutants, but often low volumes of actual wastewater. This is because showers, washing machines, etc. are normally not used to the same extent as in domestic houses.
  • They often have to cope with stronger commercial cleaning products than normal domestic systems, for toilets, floors, etc..
  • They are misused by people who don't understand the workings of a biological system. They are also not responsible for the operation of it, or the cost of the repairs.

WTE also manufacture above ground wastewater treatment systems.

These can be very useful for temporary building sites and portable buildings. They can be moved, or sold, to other locations, when their working life on the current site is over.

Why choose WTE-Ltd for your sewage treatment plant soloution?

WTE-Ltd manufactures a range of different sewage treatment plants for all situations, as it is not possible to design a single plant that can cope with all types of properties and uses, efficiently. Some situations require a commercial design, as domestic systems won't work.

We also produce the only adjustable wastewater treatment system, which can be turned down for low occupancy residential houses.

Sewage treatment plants are the modern replacement for outdated septic tank systems, which, in many cases, are no longer legal under the current septic tank rules. They process both the greywater (baths, showers, dishwashers, washing machine water) and the blackwater from the toilets. The resulting clean water can go to either a drainfield or a ditch or stream. They require a 20% smaller drainfield than the old septic tank.

During the process, up to 97% of the pollutants are digested by the sewage treatment plant. The resulting treated water is clean enough to be discharged into watercourses, without harming the environment. Our new designs also enable Phosphate Reduction and Total Nitrogen Reduction.

Our range includes Vortex, APEX, Non-Electric FilterPod and AquaPod. Please click on the links or images above for our recommendations.

We also have a detailed FAQ page for the most common questions that we get about off-mains sewage issues 

WTE Provides:

  • INDEPENDENT advice on all aspects of domestic and commercial sewerage and drainage.
  • Advice on rules and regulations for septic tanks and drainage field soakaways.
  • Soakaway drainage field design advice.
  • Septic Tank Conversion Systems.
  • WTE has over 30 years experience in the wastewater industry.
  • All types of package sewage treatment plant and septic tanks designed, manufactured and supplied.
  • Free insurance claim drainage and tank reports can be arranged throughout the UK.
  • Installation, repairs and servicing for all makes of sewage treatment plants, can be arranged anywhere in the UK.
  • Unrivalled technical and practical support for your project. We design and supply sewage plant systems up to any size, for any site. We also make pre assembled treatment units in containers, for the Middle East and Africa.
  • Our treatment systems are Trademarked by WTE Ltd. Telephone WTE Ltd. on 01759 369915.

We pride ourselves on great customer service. We have 30 years of experience on domestic house and commercial sites.

We are open Monday to Friday, 9am. till 4.00pm, for all your package domestic and commercial sewage treatment plant and septic tank enquiries.

We also recommend Sapphire Sewage Treatment System Service Engineers, covering the Midlands and Northern UK for on-going maintenance of wastewater systems. They can also arrange servicing for other regions.

Click Here for the Environment Agency General Binding Rules for small scale wasterwater discharges, under 5 cubic metres, (33 persons). If you comply with these, and your discharge is less than from 14 persons, to a soakaway drainfield, or 34 persons to a watercourse, then you do not require any permit from the Environment Agency. You will require Building Regulations though, as all works fall under Section H2 of the Building Regulations.

Call our friendly, knowledgable team now for sewage treatment plant and all other advice on any aspect of wastewater treatment, including soakaway drainfields, rules and regulations and advice on buying a house with a septic tank on 01759 369915