If your house or business is not connected to the mains sewer, you need to think about wastewater treatment.
Viltra is an expert at designing, manufacturing and installing site-specific sewage treatment solutions for domestic single houses and developments, conservation areas and natural beauty spots, commercial and industrial projects such as nursing homes and food factories, hotels, glamping pod sites and restaurants within the tourism and hospitality industry and schools and colleges within the education sector.
Building, selling or buying a house that needs or has an off-mains wastewater system, requires legal consent from your relevant environment agency which states that the wastewater coming from your property is safe to enter natural waterways.
Is your business failing to comply with local environment agency regulations? Are you discharging domestic or trade effluent into a water course or do you have problems with an existing septic tank?
If the answer is yes, it is recommended that you have your septic tank inspected to better understand how to implement measures to become compliant.
How do septic tanks works?
A septic tank does not treat the waste coming into the tank. A septic tank produces an effluent that can pollute if there is no further treatment of the waste. The effluent coming from a septic tank must only be discharged to a soakaway for further treatment.
How do sewage treatment plants work?
A sewage treatment plant provides treatment of the waste, a septic tank simply separates it – this means that the wastewater that leaves a sewage treatment plant is cleaner than what leaves a septic tank. A sewage treatment plant treats the waste coming into the tank, using various technologies (depending on the type of system).
The effluent coming from a sewage treatment plant is non-polluting and depending on Environment Agency regulations can be discharged directly to a stream, ditch or any other waterway.
What Viltra recommends…
Basic septic tanks do not treat sewage waste and discharge effluent of low quality which can pollute and harm the local environment.
Viltra recommends considering a sewage treatment plant for various reasons:
Sewage treatment plants are extremely effective at treating waste coming from your home or business and have a very low impact on the environment. Maintenance and running costs are relatively low for sewage treatment plants.
They use bacteria to remove up to 99% of the pollutants, before discharging the effluent directly to a stream, ditch or any other waterway (depending on environment agency regulations).
Depending on your location, the local environment agency will specify the type of system that is required to be installed based on a site report.
Require a commercial/industrial solution?
At Viltra, we pride ourselves in being experts in designing and installing site-specific solutions for sewage and effluent treatment plant systems and upgrades of existing systems for various applications across a range of sectors including, single houses, businesses and developments, preservation areas and natural beauty spots, commercial and industrial projects such as agri-food and manufacturing, farming applications, restaurants and hotels within the hospitality industry and schools, colleges and creches within the education sector.Learn more
Our latest projects
A wastewater solution designed and installed with the utmost care for a unique 18th-century National Trust property in Northern Ireland
A bespoke concrete wastewater solution for one of the most protected RSPB nature sites in Britain, with some of Scotland’s most amazing wildlife
A drip distribution system and upgrade works to a sewage treatment plant for a large Nursing Home
Start a project with us
At Viltra, we are specialists in separating waste and water. Whether you have an individual household, a business or a development, we all need and rely on water, we all create and dispose of waste and we all must keep these two worlds apart.
Viltra are a dedicated team who designs, manufactures and installs wastewater treatment solutions for a wide range of sectors across the UK and Ireland, including the commercial and industrial sector, education sector, conservation sector, domestic sector, agricultural sector and the tourism and hospitality industry. Offering an end-to-end service, the experienced team at Viltra ensure our customers receive a premium service and a robust solution to their wastewater management requirements.
To make an enquiry or to book a site visit by our expert engineers who will find a solution for you, please get in touch with Viltra through the contact form provided.