Sewage Treatment Plant Specialists

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the common questions we’re asked about Sewage Treatment Plants and the services we offer. If you have any questions about our services please get in touch.

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A Sewage Treatment Plant is similar to a Septic Tank but because of the way it processes wastewater and sewage it results in a cleaner more environmentally friendly discharge. It’s effectively a cleaner version of a septic tank.

The benefits of a sewage treatment plant include environmental benefits and reducing the risk of pollution. Cleaner discharge water which can discharge to a water coarse. Easy installation, low operation and maintenance. They are effective and reliable.

Yes, they are. There are sewage treatment plants designed specifically for domestic properties and commercial premises.

A sewage treatment plant is required for any property not connected to mains sewage.

Generally, Planning Permission is not required for replacing or upgrading an existing sewage treatment plant. If it is a new system at a new location then a building notice may be required, please get in touch and we can advise on the next steps.

A sewage treatment plant requires annual maintenance, this involves it being emptied and a service on the blower unit. Gar Construction offer a comprehensive Sewage Treatment Plant Maintenance Service.

The cost of installing a sewage treatment plant depends on the size of treatment plant and the depth etc. For a more accurate price please get in touch to discuss your specific installation.

The current cost of a service for a sewage treatment plant is £125 + VAT

If you have a septic tank that discharges directly to a surface water (ditch, stream, river, etc.) then under the new 2020 Environment Agency General Binding Rules you must replace or upgrade your septic tank treatment system to a full sewage treatment plant. Click here to read about the Septic Tank Regulations 2020 and how they may affect you.

Yes, there are rules and guidelines for sewage treatment plant compliance. These are binding rules which are made by the Environment Agency and are available to view online.

Where installed by an approved installer such as Gar Construction, a sewage treatment plant has a 25 year guarantee.

We install sewage treatment plants in all areas across the UK including Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and Shropshire.

Yes, we are approved installers of WTE sewage treatment plants.

GAR Construction are approved installers of WTE sewage treatment plants.

The average installation period for a sewage treatment plant is 3 days. During the installation period there is no need to move out of the property and there will be no disruption to day to day living.