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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Part of establishing the quiet, family-orientated Newton Brook Caravan and Camping in Somerset was to design a Building Control and Environment Agency (EA)-compliant foul drainage system. We employed WCI Sewage Treatment Ltd to liaise with the EA after we found ourselves out of our depth when the bespoke permit application we submitted was questioned. After talking through our issues with the very knowledgeable Naomi, WCI guided us through the process and a permit was awarded with a 5 ammonia standard. WCI went to tender for the most suitable system for our site and WPL designed the system. David Trump of WCI oversaw the installation of the large 400 pe. HiPAF System by our own contractors on a Saturday in April 2016. The installation was smooth and its operation has been faultless. WCI have been pivotal in getting our site up and running and open to the public. David has a wealth of knowledge gained from working all around the world, he is also very good at baking so I would suggest this is mentioned at the time of booking the first site meeting. We would not hesitate in recommending WCI.
Newton Brook Caravan and Camping, Somerset, April 2016
“Many, many thanks for such a brilliant job which David managed brilliantly on the day and reduced my stress levels no end! It might seem silly to hear, but it is SO good not to have to worry anymore as to how many times the toilet is flushed, or how many showers are being taken – which has been a constant stress for over 10 years. I wish I’d done it a lot sooner. Best regards to all at WCI and thank you so much.”
Lester Cottage, East Huntspill, May 2014
“We were very pleased with the professionalism and care taken by David Trump and his team in installing a Conder Sewage Treatment Plant. His dealing with the regulatory bodies was also very much appreciated. We would highly recommend WCI Sewage Treatment to anyone considering a new, or replacement sewage treatment plant.”
Max & Sally MacLean
Coldfeet Cottage, Wedmore, June 2013
“We were recommended to WCI Sewage by Biorock and are pleased to say that it was a very good recommendation to have. Naomi and David answered queries either by phone or email promptly and pleasantly. The installation proceeded smoothly starting early on the day agreed and finishing on time. David took care of contacting building control and septic tank emptying so there was nothing we had to organise separately. The men were always on site early and easy to get on with.”
Gillian & Peter Tettmar
White Cottage, June 2013
“Thankfully we engaged WCI to advise us with the design for our replacement domestic sewage system, and the advice, knowledge and positive approach from both you and David was invaluable. You have been extremely patient with us and the weather. The treatment plant and reed bed were simple to install and construct and at long last we have a system that not only works but it works really well! It was a welcome relief to find a local company to help us, thank you for all that you did.”
Bovey Cottage, June 2013
“David’s advice and clear explanations from the start were reassuring. The team were punctual, efficient and got on with the job: everything you’d want PLUS they landscaped the area, leaving it better than it had been before the job was done. We are very pleased with the end result.”
The Spinney, May 2013
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