KEE RBC replacing expired Sewage Treatment Facility under Section 101a of the Water Industry Act
The picturesque village of Walton is located within the heart of Warwickshire adjacent to the River Dene. The existing privately owned sewage treatment facility located on the bank of the River Dene was life expired and would often flood, resulting in pollution to the river. An application was made to Severn Trent under Section 101a of the Water Industry Act to provide a first-time sewage connection for all 20 properties in Walton village with a population of approximately 70 people. Due to the remote location of the village, a connection onto the existing Severn Trent sewer network, either gravity sewer or a pumped solution, was not deemed feasible. Therefore, the proposal was for the installation of a new rotating biological contactor (RBC) to replace the existing treatment facility.
KEE’s solution was to provide a gravity system which incorporated all the clients wishes for ongoing operation and maintenance with enhanced Health and Safety features all within a smaller footprint than the existing treatment works.
Marc Goldby – Head of Home Investment at Bromford commented, “KEE have been an integral partner in Bromford’s wastewater investment programme, consistently providing a first class service as highlighted by the project at Woodmancote, meeting all of our requirements and one both we and our customers can be confident in for years ahead.”
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For applications up to a population equivalent of 50
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This is a totally self-contained, covered, single piece packaged pump station fabricated in lightweight, corrosion-resistant and tough Tank Grade polyethylene, it is virtually silent and odour free.
The KEE NuPump is easy to install, with minimal site work and is suitable for small to medium flows of up to population equivalent of 50 in single-piece configuration.
Extremely low power demand and low maintenance costs, together with longevity ensure a lowest lifetime cost.
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This is a totally self-contained, covered, single piece packaged treatment plant fabricated in moulded one-piece durable medium density polyethylene material, corrosion-resistant. it is silent and odour free.
The KEE NuFlow is easy to install, with minimal site work and is suitable for small to medium flows of up to population equivalent of 50 in single-piece configuration.
Mechanically reliable with no internal electrical or moving parts therefore low maintenance costs, together with longevity ensure a lowest lifetime cost.
Our specialist knowledge and expertise is derived from over 65 years’ experience in the development, design, manufacture, servicing, maintenance and operation of wastewater treatment systems and equipment. Many of our customers today have been working with KEE for over 30 years which is a testament to the trust, loyalty and value our customers have in us as a supplier.
Flooding and saturated ground cause significant problems for sewage treatment plants and as the UK receives more frequent severe rainfall events, the issue of pollution from sewage treatment plants and septic tanks is an ever increasing threat.
What is the effect of a sewage treatment plant flooding?
The effect of a sewage treatment plant flooding is not limited to contamination. Nearly all sewage treatment plants have some form of motor or compressor which is responsible for driving the treatment process. If these flood, then they will need to be replaced once the flood waters recede.
The most common Septic tank problem that arises due to flooding is that saturated ground cannot absorb any additional water and hence many sites with drainage fields suffer during prolonged periods of rain because the sewage system backs up.
To view Do’s and Don’ts to caring for your sewage treatment plant, click HERE.
Alternatively Contact KEE to discuss service contracts available or arrange a service engineer to repair/service your wastewater treatment system or evaluate potential problems before they happen.
Spare a thought for your
Sewage Treatment Plant this Christmas With the festive season upon us, guests arriving and the celebrations in full swing, please do keep in mind what you and any visitors are pouring or flushing down your drainage system into your Sewage Treatment Plant.
Follow manufacturers’ recommended doses for your water type when using household cleaning products. Soft water requires far less detergent concentration than hard water.
Try to use cleaning products little and often so your treatment plant is not overloaded.
Use liquids (not powders) in washing machines and dishwashers. Powders re-coagulate into clumps and can cause blockages.
Try to spread your clothes washing throughout the week.
Stick to the same washing, dishwasher and other cleaning products as the bacteria will work more efficiently with products it is used to treating.
Think before you put anything down the sink, toilet or drains.
Desludge your plant when required. Click HERE to view our one page KEE EXPERT guide on proficient desludging and how regularly your unit should be desludged.
Ensure only toilet paper is flushed down the toilet and used in normal quantities.
Leave your plant switched on while you are away or on holiday. Switching off your plant can cause damage to the motor and moving parts as well as kill the biomass.
Compost all your organic food waste or use your local council bio-degradable waste recycling service (where applicable) to dispose of organic waste. Do not flush organic waste down the sink or drain.
Don’t put sanitary towels, tampons, cotton wool or cotton wool buds, incontinence pads or any baby, cleaning or facial wipes down the toilet.
Don’t flush rubber products or other non-biodegradable products down the toilet.
Don’t pour fat, grease or cooking oil down the sink or drains. Fats suffocate the bacteria and inhibit the biological process. Everyday products such as milk, wine or beer increase the organic load and should also not be disposed of through the wastewater system.
Don’t use neat disinfectant or bleach. KEE recommends that these products are only used at the minimum concentration possible, as they can restrict the biomass growth within the plant.
Don’t tip medicine, mouth wash or any chemicals such as photographic fluid or garden products (e.g. Insecticides, weed killers and fungicides) down the drains as they will damage the biological treatment process.
Don’t pour DIY products (e.g. paint, thinners, turpentine and white spirit etc.) or car fluids such as engine oil, anti-freeze, brake fluid etc. down the drains.
Don’t allow rainwater, groundwater or large volumes of water (such as those from a swimming pool or Jacuzzi) into the plant. Chlorine kills the bacteria and the excessive water will increase the flow rate through the plant, not allowing sufficient treatment time.
Don’t fit a waste disposal unit under your kitchen sink. Disposing of organic matter through the treatment system increases the organic load, creating bacterial overgrowth which will inhibit the treatment process. Only use a waste disposal unit if your plant is specifically designed to accept higher organic loads.
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KEE Services on: 01296 634500
What do the new Septic Tank Regulations mean to you?
Back in November 2017, we wrote a blog advising all our customers of the change in Septic Tank Regulations which come into effect on the 1st January 2020. If you have a Septic Tank at home or at work and it’s discharging into a river, stream or surface water, we recommend that you take action now and review replacing it with a Wastewater Treatment Plant to meet the new EA regulations coming into force on the 1st January 2020.
Discharges from septic tanks directly to surface water will no longer be allowed under the general binding rules.
To help guide you on the new regulations, please read our last blog on the subject here and the click on the link to the current Gov.UK webpage on the subject here
KEE Process & KEE Services specialise in Wastewater Treatment Plants so if the changes in regulations apply to you then please do give us a call on 01296 634500 as soon as possible so we can help guide you through the process and advise you on the best approach to meet your requirements and EA regulations.
KEE Process and KEE Services Limited have been commissioned to refurbish and update countless old and tired treatment plants. The example shown below is of a unit located in a small Welsh Village. The ageing plant was proving unreliable and not performing efficiently so KEE designed and built a KEE NuDisc® to replace and update the old treatment plant.
KEE’s upgrade solution was – KEE NuDisc® Technology.
Often the structural housing of a wastewater plant can be re-used, meaning the internal components are replaced with brand new factory built KEE systems, incorporating the latest concepts in mechanical, structural and process engineering.
Refurbishments of this kind extend the life of the plant by another 20 years, drastically reducing the overall lifetime cost when compared to installing a brand new plant.
KEE’s Service technicians complete a full refurbishment suitability survey to assess the compatibility of each plant for an upgrade. This is applicable to all manufacturer makes of wastewater treatment plants and not just those designed, and produced by KEE. Water Authority sites have proved popular with refurbishments, reducing Water Authority spending and providing brand new refurbished treatment plants which are fully compliant to the relevant Authority specification.
Refurbishments remove the costly civil work elements associated with complete plant replacement.
Utilising current process equipment can often increase the treatment capabilities of the existing system, therefore making the refurbished plant fit-for-purpose for increased flows and loads, a problem which often occurs with old systems as more influent is added to it over their working life.
Following refurbishment KEE can continue to service, maintain and monitor the condition of the plant to keep it in good working order and performing efficiently.
Minimises waste by only replacing the parts of the plant that need replacing.
Greatly reduces the volume and complexity of site works.
Less noise and general disturbance on site.
Minimises plant ‘downtime’. A refurbishment is generally quicker to complete than a new installation.
Incorporates the latest process design features and efficiencies such as KEE’s ‘managed flow’ system to protect the environment and meet wastewater consents and legislation.
Reduce or eliminate the need to find an alternative location for a new plant.
Extends plant lifespan by 20 years, at a fraction of the total cost of a new plant.
For more information on plant upgrades, refurbishments or new wastewater treatment systems, please visit our website or contact us on: 01296 634500