WCI has extensive experience in specifying and installing non-electrical sewage treatment systems. Non-electrical sewage treatment, where viable, is completely silent, requires no electricity for treatment and is compact and reliable.
Benefits at a glance
No electricity required
Completely silent operation
Ideal for seasonal or intermittent flows such as holiday homes
Allows for above-ground discharges to watercourses and ditches
BS EN12566-3:2005 certified and Environment Agency compliant
Lowest lifetime cost of any sewage treatment solution
What is non-electrical sewage treatment?
Unlike septic tanks which settle out solids and then discharge untreated septic effluent to a soakaway, sewage treatment systems treat the effluent after settlement so that water exits the system that is safe to enter our rivers, streams, ditches and ground water. You could say that sewage treatment systems receive raw sewage and discharge river water. Traditionally, sewage treatment systems use motors or compressors running on electricity to perform the treatment. However, there are now sewage treatment systems that work without electricity.
Completely silent operation
Unlike electrical sewage treatment, non-electrical sewage treatment systems are completely silent. This makes non-electrical sewage treatment the ideal solution for domestic properties where the system might be located near gardens, bedroom windows or home offices.
Ideal for seasonal or intermittent flows
Sewage treatment systems rely on bacteria to break down raw sewage. Many sewage treatment plants do not provide the right conditions for bacteria to survive when there is no flow of sewage and can sometimes smell when flows start again. Non-electrical sewage treatment plants work differently to traditional electrical plants and are subsequently better suited to situations where the flow of sewage varies significantly from day to day or where the flow of sewage stops altogether for extended periods.
Examples of applications where non-electrical treatment is ideally suited:
- Standard residential properties
- Sites without electricity
- Holiday and second homes
- Village halls and wedding or conference venues
- Caravan and camping parks
Lowest lifetime cost
Non-electrical sewage treatments are more expensive to buy than some electrical sewage treatment systems. However, without the annual electrical costs and the periodic cost of replacing motors or compressors, the extra cost of a non-electrical sewage treatment plant is soon recovered.
The chart to the right illustrates the average cost over 15 years for a 3 bedroom house.
The PremierTech Ecoflo Coco Filter sewage treatment plant incorporates a patented coconut husk fragment-based filtering media. This natural organic material is combined with tried and tested methods for distribution and subsequently treats without using electricity.
The Ecoflo can be used for applications up to 20 PE as the main treatment apparatus or up to 52 PE as a tertiary treatment apparatus.
WCI likes the Ecoflo for its eco-friendly credentials, its shallow depth and its robust mechanical distribution. Click here to download the official Ecoflo brochure or call us for more information.
WCI is an independent company. We will always recommend the best sewage treatment plant to meet your requirements.
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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