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Home Farm Holiday Centre

The family-run Home Farm Holiday Centre is sited in a wooded valley at the foot of the Quantock Hills above the historic bay of St Audries.

The previous treatment plant at Home Farm was a trickle-filter system installed in the 1950s, which had reached the end of its operational life. Since it was first installed the number of holidaymakers using the centre had grown considerably and there had been issues with odour.

A new treatment plant was needed to provide robust and reliable treatment for static caravans and chalets with a population equivalent of 1,000 and be able to cope with up to 99m3/day flow.

Due to the seasonality of the foul flow the new system was designed to enable the operator to switch between two HiPAF systems or to use both at once, subject to load. As the treatment site was close to a number of static caravans it was important to create a replacement plant which was low on noise and odour.

Installation of the new treatment plant was carried out in November 2015 and took three weeks, ready for the start of a busy season in 2016.

Specification

WCI aims to bring together the right components to best suit the requirements of any site. At Home Farm, two 20,000 SPEL primary tanks were installed in parallel as primary treatment. This was followed by a V-notch splitter to divide septic effluent flows between two WPL HiPAF treatment tanks installed in parallel. Final settlement was achieved using two 30,000 litre WPL humus tanks.