SEWAGE OR WASTEWATER TREATMENT

Having your own sewage treatment system is necessary when your dwelling is in a location that does not have a municipal sewer system. This is the case of many properties close to the beach, in the forest or in the mountains. Additionally, these areas are particularly eco-sensitive and require the proper treatment of waste water.

Sewage treatment is the process of removing contaminants from wastewater, primarily from household sewage. It includes physical, chemical, and biological processes to remove these contaminants and produce environmentally safe treated wastewater.

Removing contaminants from wastewater before the effluent is released or reused will ensure that no harm is caused to the environment. Untreated wastewater in the environment can cause eutrophication (algae growth in water bodies), depressed oxygen levels (which will kill fish), accumulation of toxic chemicals and heavy metals in aquatic organisms, and human health concerns.

Examples of conventional treatment systems include septic tanks, aeration tanks, porous filter media, chemical polymers, distribution pumps, rock beds, earthen mounds, dispersion fields, and plastic chambers. When natural systems are incorporated into a landscape or building design, they can provide added benefits compared to a conventional treatment system. Some conventional treatment systems with advanced technologies actually use many of the principles of natural systems.

Natural wastewater treatment systems are simple, cost-effective and efficient methods to purify the growing amount of wastewater produced by our society. They can be applied as secondary or tertiary purification treatment, allowing the removal of most of the bacteria, microorganism and the destruction of the organic matter. Among them phytodepuration, lagoon purification and storage in tanks gives good results in terms of yield and are quite diffused all over the world. Their extreme simplicity in building, operation and maintenance make these systems competitive with the conventional (sewer) wastewater treatment methods

We can install a sewage system that is the most suitable for your needs