School and Playschool Wastewater Treatment

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  • Wastewater treatment for any size school, playschool, nursery or creche
  • Ideal off mains drainage solution for new buildings
  • Bespoke solutions for any size project
  • A range of built in safety features
  • New installations and upgrade of existing systems
  • Complete packaged plants for small or large schools
  • Best in class effluent standards
  • Lowest power consumption
  • 40 year warranty on the tank
  • Delivery and installation
  • Reference projects nationwide
  • Contact us for information, advice or a free quotation


School and Creche Wastewater Treatment Systems

Biocell Water supply and install wastewater treatment plants for schools, creches, colleges, camps and summer schools of any size in need of off mains drainage. We design and supply versatile school and creche sewage treatment solutions specifically for education projects and similar applications within the educational sector. Our commercial sewage treatment plants are bespoke solutions based on the characteristic wastewater type, in this case, school or creche wastewater and sewage. In rural areas without a public sewer for school or creche sewage to discharge to, a new school or creche building will require its own sewage treatment plant. For existing schools or creches with older septic tank systems, these will need upgrading in the event of a new extension or school building. This is to cater for greater hydraulic and organic loadings from the additional students and children. If an existing plastic or GRP school or creche septic tank is structurally failing or no longer meeting discharge regulations, it will need a septic tank upgrade or a new sewage treatment plant.

Typical School and Nursery Wastewater Characteristics

Unlike domestic wastewater applications, a typical creche or school does not produce the same type of sewage. In general, we characterize school sewage and creche sewage by a large number of toilet flushes and greater organic loadings. This results in high concentrations of ammonia in school and creche wastewater. In order to treat this effectively, there needs to be increased aeration via aeration systems and diffusers with high oxygen transfer efficiency. A treatment plant design project for a new school or creche building requires professional input in its early stages. Unlike many normal applications, a school sewage system needs to deal well with the following unique conditions;

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

Characteristics of wastewater produced by playschools are similar apart from seasonality.

An old septic system can often be a source of pollution to groundwater and surface water at a school or nursery. Upgrading a creche septic tank can also necessitate meeting stringent new EPA and EA standards and discharge licenses. These new standards require the incorporation of denitrification, phosphorous elimination and ultra violet treatment into any wastewater treatment system design. Our SBR kits offer a method of upgrading an existing septic tank to a fully functioning sewage treatment plant. We have extensive experience in this sector and can provide the best wastewater treatment system for your school or creche requirements. Our recent case studies include the supply of a packaged wastewater treatment system as part of a creche extension and the supply of a 250PE plant and pump stations for a local community school.

Why Choose Biocell Water for Playschool Sewage Treatment?

A number of key factors need careful consideration with a wastewater treatment system for a school, creche, nursery or playschool, for example safety, plant warranty/guarantee, power consumption, site restrictions, operation and maintenance costs. With our extensive and relevant experience in commercial sewage treatment and specifically in projects for the education sector, we are confident that we can provide the most economical and reliable wastewater treatment solution.

Creche Wastewater Treatment Plant Safety Features

All Biocell commercial wastewater treatment plants come with a range of health and safety features as standard. Our school sewage systems come with a range of extra safety features. This prevents any access to the tank or damage arising from persistent tampering, which is a risk in a school  or creche environment. Some of the safety features we offer include the following;

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

Guarantee and Warranty

When investing in a sewage treatment plant for a creche, nursery, playschool or school it is important not to overlook the warranty. Biocell commercial concrete school sewage systems come with a 40 year structural warranty and guarantee. Plastic and GRP tank manufacturers provide a short 10-15 year guarantee which is void unless specialist installation works are carried out by industry professionals. Schools are run on tight budgets, so having to replace a plastic system after a relatively short time is simply not an option. Biocell Water are the only manufacturer offering a guarantee that our wastewater treatment plants will not need replacing or removal after 10-15 years due to structural failure or deformation.

School Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation and Maintenance Costs

The long term operation and maintenance costs for a school or nursery will be minimal with a Biocell packaged treatment plant. Unlike other sewage systems that constantly use energy, our packaged plants run in cycles using advanced SBR technology. This takes advantage of specific times based on class schedules and pupil numbers resulting in approximately 60% less electricity use than standard aeration plants and disc type plants.

In addition to this, Biocell systems operate completely automatically. A secure, watertight kiosk above ground holds all components. Plus, there is no need for specialist confined space access 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 during the school holidays. We also offer optional value for money maintenance packages to ensure the continuous high performance of our treatment systems.


Installation costs will be minimal with the right choice of treatment plant such as with a Biocell Commercial Concrete+ for school or creche sewage treatment. Unlike large commercial plastic tanks, our concrete tanks do not require a concrete surround which eliminates the need for costly civil works. Furthermore, they can be installed either above ground or below ground to suit the site specifications.

How to upgrade or buy new wastewater treatment for a school, nursery or creche

Get in touch to speak with a member of technical sales to find out more about a sewage treatment plant for a new school, nursery or creche. We can make recommendations on the ideal commercial sewage treatment solution for the site and give a free quotation once we have established your particular project requirements. Our solutions always demonstrate their superiority to the market competition on quality, reliability, energy use and effluent quality. All our products are independently tested and certified and meet the regulatory local and national standards.

4 reviews for School and Playschool Wastewater Treatment

  1. John Foley

    Professional, reliable and trustworthy company – 5 stars.

  2. Padraig O Conchuir

    Very competent work carried out on time.

  3. Sorcha Ni Riain

    Brilliant work from start to finish by the team at Biocell. I would highly recommend their services.

  4. Matt Hodges

    Everything running smoothly with the new treatment plant.

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