How to Prolong the Life of Your Sewage Treatment Plant
Sewage treatment plants are in charge of removing contaminants from wastewater and making sure it is fully cleaned before being released into the environment, in places like the sea, lakes or rivers etc. If your plant was to break down it could be quite a costly expense to repair, so making sure that it is maintained properly can help to prolong the life of your sewage plant.
Why are they needed?
Sewage treatment plants are there to clean wastewater that comes from homes or other buildings, this wastewater will contain human waste, toilet paper, food scraps, cleaning products etc. The sewage treatment plant will take this water through a three-step process so that it can be released and reused in the environment.
If sewage treatment plants weren’t used to clean out the wastewater before releasing it into the environment, then the pollutants that are in the untreated water would be at a level so high, that nature would not be able to handle it. Animals in the water would get sick or die, beaches and marshes would become unusable for humans and animals, as well as diseases being spread through the water, making it unsafe to use.
These sewage treatment plants are a great way to keep everything in order, so it is important that they are taken care of properly. Luckily these systems are really low maintenance as they only need emptying once or twice a year and if this is done, then they can last for over 20 years. However, if they are misused, then it can reduce the lifespan of the plant and can be pretty expensive to repair or replace.
How to maintain your sewage plant
To ensure your sewage treatment plant has the longest life possible, make sure you only dispose of appropriate waste down the sinks, toilets and drains.
These are a few of the items that should and shouldn’t go down the drain:
When you are cleaning your drains make sure to check the recommended dose of product for your water type, since softer water types will require a weaker concentration of the cleaning product. You should also try to use cleaning products as little as possible because it can overload the system. This includes detergents like washing powders so spreading out clothes washes throughout the weak could help keep your sewage treatment plant in good shape.
Taking out a maintenance contract can also be a great idea, this way you can have a fully trained professional reviewing your system so that they can spot any issues before it’s too late and the problem gets a whole lot worse.
Contact our Specialists
If you are in need of any more advice on your sewage treatment plant or are thinking of taking out a maintenance contract, then give our team a call today on 01775 711960 or fill out our online contact form.
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