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School Wastewater Treatment

School, creche, nursery and college wastewater treatment systems. Bespoke solutions designed for any project. Low cost. Delivered and installed. 40 year system guarantee. A range of built in safety features. A range of solutions for small and large schools. Contact one of our friendly team today for an instant quotation for your project. We are here to answer any questions you may have and give free expert advice.


School Wastewater Treatment

Biocell Water are the market leaders in the supply and installation of school wastewater treatment systems and packaged wastewater treatment plants. Our versatile school sewage solutions are specifically designed education projects and similar applications within the educational sector. Their flexibility also allows them to be utilized for the following typical applications:

  • Primary school wastewater treatment
  • Secondary school wastewater treatment
  • Creche and playschool wastewater treatment
  • Boarding school sewage treatment
  • College wastewater treatment
  • Training camp wastewater treatment
  • Summer camp sewage treatment

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Biocell Water commercial school wastewater treatment systems are bespoke solutions that have been designed and manufactured based on the wastewater type and characteristics specific to school sewage and wastewater.

New school wastewater treatment systems are typically required for school building projects in rural areas where there is no public sewer. In these situations an off mains drainage solution is the only acceptable form of wastewater treatment. Also, for school extensions, older septic tank systems often need to be upgraded to cater for increased hydraulic and organic loadings generated by additional students and pupils. New wastewater treatment plants can also be required where plastic and GRP school septic tanks have structurally failed and need upgrading.

School wastewater treatment plant design can require professional input at an early stage in the project. Unlike many normal applications, caravan parks and campsite wastewater treatment plants need to be able to deal with the following unique conditions;

  • No loading to plant between late afternoon and morning
  • Limited or no use during the summer months
  • Regular short periods with no loading
  • High effluent standards due to sensitive locations
  • Low maintenance requirements as no-onsite staff all year
  • Small footprint due to site restrictions
  • Rapid start up at beginning of school term
  • Automatic operation – as no specialist staff onsite

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Why Choose Biocell Water?

When considering an off mains drainage system for your school, creche, nursery of playschool, camp site or glamping site, there are a number of key factors that need to be taken into consideration. These are listed below;

  • Plant guarantee and warranty
  • Safety
  • Power consumption
  • Operation and maintenance costs
  • High ammonia content

All Biocell school wastewater treatment plants are designed with these specific considerations taken into account. This ensures that the wastewater treatment solution we offer you is perfect for your project in the education sector.

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Guarantee and Warranty

If you are investing in a wastewater treatment plant, the sewage treatment system guarantee is of major importance. Biocell commercial concrete packaged sewage treatment plants come with a 40 year structural warranty and guarantee. No other system manufacturer offers an equivalent warranty. In contrast, plastic and GRP septic tank manufacturers only offer a 10-15 year guarantee. And this is only supplied where specialist installation techniques are employed. Budgets are critical with the running of schools, so having to replace a plastic system in 10 years is not an option.

Biocell Water are the only manufacturer that can offer a guarantee that our wastewater treatment plants will not need to be replaced or removed after 10-15 years due to structural failure or deformation.

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30 tonne crush test on Biocell Concrete Tank

School Wastewater Treatment Plant Safety Features

All commercial school wastewater treatment plants come with a range of safety features as standard. School commercial sewage treatment plants and commercial school septic systems come with a range of extra safety features. These are designed to prevent any access to the tank or damage arising from persistent tampering which is a risk in a school environment. Our solutions can be installed above ground or below ground. Some of the safety features we can offer include the following;

  • Reinforced tank lids
  • Cast iron manhole covers and frames
  • Manhole cover locking bolts
  • Manhole safety screens
  • Vandal proof enclosures for controls
  • Lockable kiosks
  • Activated carbon odour control
  • Non slip surfaces

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School Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation Costs

The long term operation and maintenance costs of Biocell school packaged sewage treatment plants is minimal. All of our school septic systems utilize cutting edge SBR technology. Unlike other packaged plants that constantly use energy, our plants run in cycles, taking advantage of specific cycle times based on school class times and pupil numbers. As a result, or waste water treatment plants use approximately 60% less electricity than standard aeration plants and disc type plants.

In addition to this, Biocell systems operate completely automatically. There are no moving parts located within the tanks. All components are located in a secure, watertight kiosk above ground. No specialist confined space access is needed for any maintenance of the plant. All components including air compressors and control panels are also interchangeable with any other brand of equipment. So local maintenance companies can easily maintain our solutions. Choosing a Biocell school wastewater treatment plant is the smart choice for low cost and simple wastewater treatment plant operation and maintenance.

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School Wastewater Characteristics

Schools do not produce the same type of wastewater as a typical domestic house. A school is generally characterized by a large number of toilet flushes. These toilet flushes can result in very high ammonia concentrations being present in the wastewater. High organic loadings are also common. To treat this higher strength wastewater, increased aeration can be necessary, along with aeration systems and diffusers with high oxygen transfer efficiency.

Old school septic systems can be a source of pollution to groundwater and surface water. The upgrading of school septic tanks can also necessitate meeting stringent new EPA and Environment Agency standards and discharge licenses. These can require denitrification, phosphorous elimination and ultra violet treatment to be incorporated into any wastewater treatment system design. Biocell Waters extensive experience in this sector can provide the best school wastewater treatment system for your project.

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Our range of non electric school wastewater treatment plants are also an alternative solution to standard electric systems. Our SBR kits also offer a method of upgrading and existing septic tank to a fully functioning sewage treatment plant.

Contact one of our friendly team today for an instant quotation for your project. We are here to answer any questions you may have and give free expert advice.


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