WHAT ARE TREATMENT PLANTS AND WHO ARE THEY FOR?
Sewage treatment plants and systems are used by households and business properties that can’t be connected to, and so can’t discharge their waste water via, the mains sewage system.
These property’s will need to have a sewage treatment system installed to process their waste water; allowing them to discharge it safely into the local environment without causing any pollution.
There are many different types: big and small, mechanical and non-mechanical.
Reed beds are a type of sewage treatment system which are very effective in cleaning waste water.
The system manages the flow of waste water into the reed bed, allowing the reeds time to absorb and process the ‘nasty bits’. The treated water is then realised into the local environment, either into a soak-away or into a ditch/gully, making reed beds an effective water drainage solution.
- Reed beds require little maintenance and have low running costs when compared to other systems
- They have no moving parts to service
- They don’t require power and so have very little running costs
- They are seen as the most environmentally friendly type of system
- Can be built for new developments or to replace old systems