What is the difference between a septic tank and a sewage treatment plant?

A septic tank produces a very polluting effluent which must be discharged only to a soakaway for further treatment of the septic pollutants by the natural aerobic soil bacteria.

Our sewage treatment plants produces a clean, non-polluting effluent which can be discharged directly to a stream ditch or other watercourse, or to a soakaway for dispersal into the soil.

Septic tanks do not require electricity for the process, but most sewage treatment plants do.  The range of Bio-Pure Sewage Treatment Plants consist of 10 models catering from 1-55 persons, meeting the new 2020 regulations.

The amount of electricity required by the Bio-Pure sewage treatment plants varies from plant to plant, so it is wise to check the running costs before you buy.

Septic tank systems do not require actual servicing, where as sewage treatment plants do.  To find out more about our Servicing & Repairs options please click ask before you purchase.

Septic Tanks require emptying at least once a year, whereas our units include a re circulation kit as standard. Re circulation are advanced air lift systems designed to redeposit sludge from the outer scum ring back into the centre aeration chamber allowing the sludge to be treated again. This process helps to lower the emptying period.

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