• Existing Sewage Treatment Repair and Rectification

    New is not necessarily the only answer.

Sewage and wastewater infrastructure can be expensive and new systems are not always required. WCI has a wealth of experience and will always suggest options for the repair, rectification and upgrade of an existing system wherever possible.

Rectification of an existing system can be necessary for a number of reasons including poor maintenance, historical wear and tear, incorrectly designed or installed plant, change in land use, a lack of secondary treatment or an increase in property or bedroom numbers causing the existing system to be undersized.

However, it is not always necessary or cost effective to replace existing sewage systems. Often, part or all of the existing structure can be used in the new system, reducing overall costs and maintaining continuity of drainage. A common example is the continued use of an existing block or brick-built septic tank. With the addition of a new non-electrical or electrical sewage treatment unit, the septic tank effluent can be treated to a level where it can be legally discharged into the environment. Other examples include the upgrade of an existing distributor by carrying out a media change, installing a recycle facility or converting the structure to a reed bed.

Please note: It is illegal to discharge septic tank effluent directly into a ditch or water course without any form of secondary treatment. Equally, if the level of treatment from a sewage treatment plant is insufficient, the system will fail to achieve the standards dictated by the EA, and the owner will be exposed to possible prosecution, monetary fines and bad publicity.

A site visit will enable one of our engineers to design the most suitable and cost effective way of bringing your drainage scheme up to standard.

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