Introduction

Secret World is a 24/7, 365 days a year wildlife rescue centre, caring for over 5,500 sick, injured and orphaned animals each year. The aim of our rescue and rehabilitation work is to return the animals to the wild whenever possible, and we believe in always giving an animal the best possible care and the best possible outcome. Secret World is supported by a team of over 600 dedicated volunteers who assist in all sorts of ways. As part of the events at Secret World the charity open their doors to the public for open days and run educational courses throughout the year.

A plant for all occasions

Secret World had a need to upgrade its private sewage treatment system in order to keep pace with the increased foul flow at its centre. The existing system was polluting and the EA were asking for a solution.

WCI was made aware that the new system would need to be able to treat a daily volunteer task force intermingled with popular open days and educational courses. To add to the complication of the site the ground was reported to be poor and excavations did not hold up. WCI liaised with the EA and applied (and were granted) a new EA permit. Three different sewage treatment plants were assessed for the site and an Anua system was finally chosen due mainly to cost, as the system was manufactured up the road. The installation was going to be tricky and so a crane was employed to place the new system within the reduce-dug excavation to ensure all Health and Safety requirements were met.

The installation went well and within 4 days the new system was commissioned and live. The area was to be wild flower and native grass seeded to compliment the opening of the Heritage Lottery Funded newly converted grade ll listed barn which will be used to support the extensive learning programme at Secret World.

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