Shall I use a Klargester BioDisc or other Treatment System?

The quality of effluent from a treatment plant is much cleaner than that produced by a septic tank. If there is a low porous sub soil (see How does a Soakaway Work) then a good quality effluent from a treatment plant may be necessary to discharge to a water course or other facility.

A Klargester Biodisc septic tank is a basic system to use and if there is good sub soil permeability then a septic tank may be a better choice due to its simplicity.

With the growing awareness of our environment, more of our customers are preferring to install treatment plants. The risk of damaging your soakaway will also be reduced as you are discharging an almost clear effluent.


A Klargester BioDisc Plant

If your sub soil is porous near the surface but is less porous with depth then it may be possible to install an effluent pump on the outlet of the treatment plant. This pump unit will then allow the treated effluent to be discharged at a higher level into the more porous sub soil. A Klargester BioDisc as well as other manufacturers treatment plants can be fitted with internal effluent pumps.

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