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How long does a sewage treatment plant last?

Updated: Aug 15, 2022

Sewage treatment is the physical, chemical or biological process of removing contaminants from wastewater or sewage from domestic, commercial or agricultural properties. Its objective is to produce treated effluent and sludge suitable for disposal or reuse. The lifetime of your sewage system depends on the type of tank. Plastic tanks last around 30 years or so – and concrete tanks, which are the sturdiest, can last for 40 years or even more.

What can you do to prolong the life of your sewage treatment plant?

With the right maintenance, you can prolong the life of your system for as long as possible. It’s crucial that you pay attention to what you’re putting down the sink, toilet and drain. As a general rule of thumb, you should only flush human faeces and toilet paper down the loo, and pour tea or coffee (without the grounds) and other drinks down the sink.

None of the following items should end up down the drain:

  • Baby wipes

  • Cotton wool

  • Food waste

  • Grease, fats and oils

  • Kitchen towel

  • Sanitary products

How often should your sewage system be serviced?

Wastewater treatment plants are designed with the user in mind and are kept user friendly to make sure the maintenance is kept to a minimum. However, it is recommended that your system is serviced by a professional engineer at least once a year. In general, you should also arrange to empty the treatment plant annually to avoid the build up of sludge. This will, however, depend on the manufacturers guidelines.

How can we help?

We provide a regular maintenance service to ensure your system stays in tip top condition.

Through our planned maintenance service, our team of experienced and qualified sewage treatment specialists will be able to identify any common faults, such as an under-performing system or bacterial growth. We will also help solve issues before they occur as well as ensure your system is working to its full potential.

We service all makes of sewage treatment systems, including Klargester, Titan, KEE, WPL, Enso, Conder, Bio Pure, PureFlo, Biorock, Allerton, Acorn, Uni, Ensign, Entec, Moduline etc.

Our team of specialists can provide you with expert advice. Call us today on 0121 461 4861

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