What do you need to know before buying a wastewater treatment plant?

What do you need to know before buying a wastewater treatment plant?

Posted on 25 Nov 2021 by Lise Helluy

Are you relocating to a rural area and your new house does not connect to the sewage system? Are you renovating your business and want to make it eco-friendly?

It's difficult to decide which sewage treatment system to purchase because there are so many options.

"What type of sewage treatment facility do I need?"; "What factors should I think about before purchasing one? "... We understand you have a lot of questions and may become perplexed. It's true that this is a field where many technical terms are used, and they aren't always simple to understand. But rest assured, we're here to assist you in learning about ecological wastewater treatment and support you with your project!

In this article, we will explain everything you need to know before investing in a wastewater treatment system. After reading this, you'll know the right questions to ask and have the confidence to choose the right system for your home or business. So let us guide you...

What factors should you think about when deciding on the best wastewater system?

1. Population served

First, you must determine the number of people who will live in the house or who will visit the facility. As the capacity of the septic tank (i.e., the primary tank which serve both for decantation and for storage of the wastewater before it goes into the treatment unit) must match the amount of water it will receive each day, the number of individuals who will use the wastewater treatment system must be considered. 

BIOROCK installation wet ground2. Soil type

Then you must consider the type of ground you have. If you have dry soil or wet soil, the system will not be the same or installed in the same way. Having a system that is suited to your soil type is crucial, therefore we recommend investing in a wastewater treatment plant that works for all sorts of soils (as our BIOROCK non-electric sewage systems).

3. Hydraulic load variations

Finally, you must consider whether your plant will be utilized all year or just during short periods. If it's only going to be utilized for a limited period (such as a vacation home or a camping site, for example), your system won't operate for several months and will then be used regularly for short periods of time. This can be an issue with certain systems that do not cope well with load changes. You may rest confident that our technology is not affected by these fluctuations! BIOROCK technologies have been developed to withstand such changes and are thus ideal for use in a primary house as well as a second home.



What are the most significant features of a sewage system?

Each wastewater treatment system has its own set of advantages, from being cost-effective, clean, and ecologically friendly. Making a list of criteria based on their significance might assist you in deciding. So, what are your priorities? Do you think about the economical side first, or do you prioritize the environment? Are you more concerned with safety? 

1. Electricity

Do you want an electric or non-electric system?  Choosing a non-electric wastewater treatment system is the greatest option if your system will be set in an area with limited access to electricity, or if you just want to save money on energy bills and do a nice gesture for our planet. This will not only save you money, but it will also be more reliable over time (no electricity = no mechanical components that are prone to break down more frequently). 

2. Smell & Noise: Will your system be installed close to a living area?BIOROCK system hidden in a garden

When it comes to installing a sewage system, most of us have little space to work with. If your system is going to be installed near a living area (as is usually the case), it might disrupt you in your daily life or cause discomfort for your clients. It's important to ensure that the system you choose doesn't produce unpleasant odors or make a lot of noise while in use. We made an excellent job of designing a ventilation system in our BIOROCK systems so that no foul odors would escape the system. The fact that our plants are non-electric ensures a completely silent operation: no engine = no unwanted noises.

3. Ecology: Is protecting nature and biodiversity important to you?

You'll find a lot of wastewater treatment solutions on the market, from plants using chemicals to plants where nature runs the entire process (like ours). If living sustainably is an important matter for you, look closely at these criteria: carbon footprint, energy consumption, effluent parameters, materials contained in the products (are they recyclable). They will be good indicators about whether to make a positive or a negative impact on the planet.

When you're looking to install a sewage system, there are many factors to consider and not only personal preferences. For those of us who prioritize a cost-effective system while living sustainably and being friendly towards nature, we designed BIOROCK wastewater treatment plants. They also include some excellent features like being non-electric, odorless, and noise-free while in use. 

And for the most skeptical of you (no pun intended), here are 10 reasons that should remove any hesitation: CLICK HERE

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