Sewage Treatment Plants
Protecting the Environment, Ensuring System Compliance
Sewage treatment plants are typically located out of sight and as a consequence are often neglected. However, the penalties for neglecting a plant can be both dangerous and costly.
Sewage treatment systems are organic environments which need a continuous operation to sustain biological activity. Should the air-flow through a plant fail (or in the case of an RBC the contractor stop rotating) then the biological colony will not receive oxygen and will die.
It is therefore essential that the components which provide air through the system are properly maintained and checked. This may include a variety of components such as pumps, compressors, motors and gearboxes.
Problems arising from poor maintenance include:
- Environmental Pollution
If a plant is allowed to deteriorate and the biological process fails it could result in raw sewage passing through into a watercourse and have a severe impact on the local environment.
- Prosecution from the Environment Agency
In order to ensure that sewage plants discharge the appropriate quality of effluent, the Environment Agency carry out regular testing. If a sewage treatment plant fails the consent given, the Environment Agency can issue a fine of up to £20,000 and initiate a criminal prosecution of the site owners - which is a public company pass to board level.
- Health & Safety Dangers
Sewage treatment systems are dangerous places, and on sites open to the public such as pubs, hotels, golf courses and caravan parks the need to secure the area is paramount. In many cases, a neglected sewage treatment plant will have unsecured lids and chambers, if these are easy to open they may pose a risk of injury to the public - in particular children.
Filta provide service and engineering support for sewage treatment systems across the UK regardless of manufacturer.
Our service includes:
To protect the environment, the site owners and the public, Filta provide a comprehensive service and maintenance programme.
Our planned maintenance contract for sewage plants typically include quarterly service visits where the equipment is checked for mechanical operation, discharge quality and is surveyed for any potential health and safety issues.
If parts require replacing or if the system is found to be under-performing, we will contact the client and agree on a plan to carry out the necessary repairs or alterations.
As part of our service contract package, customers also receive a dedicated account manager, priority call-out in the event of a breakdown and discounted call-out rates.
Whether you have a single sewage treatment plant or several within your estate, please contact our service manager to discuss the various service options available.
Where sewage is concerned, the need for a prompt response to any emergency is essential. Filta offer a 4-hour call-out anywhere within the UK to our contract customers.
If you are not currently a customer but have a problem, Filta will endeavour to reach you as soon as possible to minimise risks to health and hygiene.
First Time Fix
With the huge variety of sewage treatment systems installed within the UK, it is difficult to promise a first-time fix, every time. However, our engineers are highly skilled and carry a stock of common components enabling us to fix a problem at the first visit wherever possible.
Environment Agency Consent Failure
If you have received notification of a sewage treatment plant consent failure then please contact us immediately. Once we have received details of the site, we will carry out a priority survey and put forward our recommendations to bring the system up to standard. As part of our service, we will also copy all correspondence to the Environment Agency to ensure that they are satisfied with the actions taken.
Maintenance packages – built around you
Our service is carried out in 3 Stages:
Filta will survey your establishment, to correctly identify your requirements.
Our trained engineers will install a grease management system to suit your needs.
On a regular basis, we will ensure the equipment is working effectively & efficiently.