Wastewater treatment facilities upgraded in Italian tourist region

A recent report in a popular engineering publication highlights the importance of sewage treatment works on both and individual and province based scale.

The region of Loano in Italy is a popular tourist destination and is visited by many people on a yearly basis. However, prior to the installation of a new sewage treatment works, local residents and the surrounding environment were facing issues which, (according to the report) could have resulted in negative consequences.

Engineers installed a new system that now serves more than 140,000 residents and treats enough water to fill 14 olympic sized swimming pools.

Of course this system is on a much grander scale than many of the individual sewage treatment plants installed and maintained by MTM environmental, but the surrounding concerns, maintenance regime and environmental considerations are essentially the same.

Ensuring your system is fit for pupose is an important part of owning treatment works like this, so inspections and maintenance should be completed on a regular basis.

The orginal report regarding the italian treatment works can be found here, but if you are looking for assistance with your own sewage treatment works contact MTM Environmental who would be pleased to discuss your needs further.

We operate throughout most of the southern and home counties and provide regular maintenance and inspection reports for many of our existing customers on a regular basis.

Treatment Plant Installation – MTM always do that bit extra

With the constant lowering and tightening of prices in business it is very easy for installers to start to cut corners on the quality of installations. A big element of any treatment plant installation is the use of concrete to backfill around the plant.

Although many treatment plants can be backfilled with shingle is it vital that the sub spoil is porous and will NEVER surcharge with ground water. Although this is a very rare sight, MTM have always taken the view that if it CAN happen it WILL happen. As a result, the plants installed by MTM will always have a concrete surround to them as well as a concrete base.

Treatment Plant Installation

Treatment Plant Installation

The photo to the right shows a concrete surround being placed over the upper section of a plant on a previous job completed by MTM. This prevents any risk of floatation in wet weather periods and reduces the risk of damage during the life of the tank.

The semi dry concrete mix is compacted in stages giving a uni form strength to the whole installation.

Although times are becoming increasingly difficult some things are simply not worth reducing the quality on and a good firm concrete surround to any plant installation will guarantee that system for its life span as well as protecting it from external forces causing any damage to its structure.

For more information on MTM Treatment Plant Installations, please call us or email us.