How Sewage Treatment Plants Work

How sewage treatment plants work

The Sewage Treatment Plant process is similar to the way that a Septic Tank works but mechanical components provide a process to help break down solids to produce a cleaner, more environmentally friendly effluent.

Waste water and sewage, are fed into the primary settlement tank where solids and liquids separate and the liquor flows into the biozone chamber. 

In the chamber, a pump aerates the waste and encourages good bacteria to digest the organic matter, breaking it down and purifying it.

As it leaves the final chamber known as the humus chamber, the effluent is typically 95% clean and ready for discharge into local watercourses, ditches or land drainage systems, subject to consent by the Environment Agency.

Small Sewage Treatment Plants are the environmentally preferred alternative to Septic Tanks and Cesspits and are becoming more popular as a long-term domestic and commercial waste solution in areas where mains sewers are not easily accessible

If you depend on a Sewage Treatment Plant, you’ll have the backing of the Environment Agency and a clear conscience. 

The aeration process breaks down the waste and produces a higher quality effluent that’s already partially treated and clean enough to dispose of without harming the environment

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