There are many forms of domestic wastewater treatment available today. Traditional domestic sewage treatment was in the form of a septic tank. A septic tank is a passive method of treatment with a limited treatment efficiency. A septic tank is basically a settlement tank, with solids being removed. There is limited biological treatment in a septictank. Many septic tanks fail and cause ponding when poorly constructed soakaways after septic tanks block. Also, many septic tanks were poorly constructed and are not water tight. Sewage needs a certain amount of time in a septic tank for the solids to settle out. Extra groundwater or roof water entering a septic tank can have a negative impact on the treatment process resulting in system failure.
Current EPA and Environment Agency regulations often do not permit the installation of a septic tank. By installing a modern sewage treatment plant you can discharge the treated effluent directly into a drain or watercourse. This removes the need for an expensive soakaway.
Modern packaged sewage treatment plants are plug and play units and are very simple to install. They operate on the principal of mixing air with the wastewater. Bacteria then develop naturally and grow in the system. They feed on the organic material in the sewage and the oxygen introduced via the aeration process.
Many old fashioned systems have air pumps running 24 hours a day mixing air with the wastewater as part of the treatment process. Biocell low energy sewage treatment plants have the lowest running costs on the market. This had been independently verified by extended test periods. If you compare our EN12566-3 certification with any competitor plant you will see this. Our systems are British water approved and SR66 approved for use in Ireland.
We also have a ground breaking system called the ClearFox Nature. This is the only non electric sewage treatment plant on the market that uses no electricity and never requires any replacement parts. Other non electric systems still require replacement parts and maintenance.
If you are building a new house or need a septic tank upgrade, then the clearfox non electric sewage treatment plants, or the QuickOne+ low energy sewage treatment systems we have represent the most robust, reliable and cost effective solution on the market. Our experts are available to speak to you and give you advice on how to upgrade your septic tank or how to install a sewage treatment plant as part of your new build project.