Sewage treatment plants are used in commercial and domestic properties when access to mains drainage is not possible. The plant treats water to make it suitable to be discharged into a drainage field or watercourse.
With cesspits and septic tanks having a number of drawbacks including potentially dangerous gases being released, pollution and complications when trying to sell the property; most home and business owners are making the switch to a sewage treatment plant.
Whilst a sewage treatment plant is more expensive than a cesspit or septic tank, it provides superior performance and means that you can safely discharge water from the plant once treated.
In this blog post, we will examine the costs of buying and running a sewage treatment plant at your home or commercial premises.
Benefits of Sewage Treatment Plants
A sewage treatment plant is robust and extremely effective, offering many benefits over other methods of sewage treatment and disposal such as cesspits and septic tanks:
- Sewage in a plant is treated to a safe level
- Does not harm the environment
- Reliable and modern solution
- Cost effective over time
- Compact system
- Improve resale value of premises
- Safer and poses lower risk to health
- Simple and easy installation
Above all, a sewage treatment plant is a solution for the future. As environmental agencies impose stricter rules on the process of treating and disposing of wastewater; a proper biological wastewater treatment system ensures these standards are met.
Cost To Install and Supply a Sewage Treatment Plant
The cost to install a sewage treatment plant will vary dependant on a number of factors such as the size of the tank, the condition of the site and any additional extras you may wish to have installed.
In domestic premises, prices start from £2,000 subject to the size of the sewage treatment plant. The price of installation will vary and a site survey is generally required for an accurate figure.
Additionally, the price will be different if you are replacing an old system or a different type of sewage disposal unit or if you are installing one from scratch.
At Mawdsleys Pump Services, we design sewage treatment plant systems to meet the exact needs of our client; meaning you don’t pay anymore than you need to for a plant that meets your needs.
Additional Costs To Consider
As well as the initial cost to purchase and have the plant installed, there are other additional costs after installation that should be considered:
- Annual Service – An annual service is essential to the ongoing performance of your plant and reduces the risk of breakdown. An annual service starts from just £350 in most cases subject to equipment and location.
- Emptying – Once the sewage inside your plant is treated, it will need to be discharged. When a sewage treatment plant is emptied, there are costs involved including contractor fees and tanker charges.
- Discharge Consent – In order to release sewage from the plant, you must first apply for discharge consent and will incur a fee for doing so. At Mawdsleys, we can help with discharge water testing and can also acquire discharge consent for your unit.
- Repairs – In the event of damage to your plant, fast and professional repair is critical to ensure that you can use the facilities in your property once more. At Mawdsleys Pumps, we offer a 24/7 emergency pump breakdown service.
- Power Costs – As sewage treatment plants require a power source, you will incur a cost to run the unit. However modern units are extremely efficient and use a small amount of power to run.
Talk to the Experts
Do you want to find out more about the cost of a sewage treatment plant at your premises? Whether you have an existing sewage treatment plant that needs upgrading, are currently relying on a septic tank / cesspit, or do not have any sewage treatment method currently installed, we can help.
Mawdsleys takes your bespoke requirements and budgets into account and designs a system that meets all of your waste disposal needs.
Once the system is installed, we can manage all the aftercare, giving you the peace of mind when dealing with a single contractor for everything related to your plant.