What is a reed bed?
A reed bed is a natural filtration process used in conjunction with a BioDisc or Biosafe Treatment Plant to further enhance the quality of effluent migrating into surrounding watercourse.
A reed bed is only required when local water authorities request a better quality of effluent than that discharged from the standard unit.
- Tertiary treatment for new applications with tight discharge consents
- Satisfies new building regulations
- Improved effluent quality for existing works
- Very low maintenance
- Aesthetically pleasing and environmentally friendly
- Easy to install
- Takes advantage of the heightened 'environmental awareness'
- Significantly improves discharge from a treatment plant.
- Additional running costs only when a pump is required.
- Pre-fabricated to take out the guess work
- Modular system comprising of individual beds:
- 6 Population = 2 beds
- 12 Population = 4 beds
- One piece GRP moulding installed flush to the ground
- Reeds and GRP beds supplied. Washed pea gravel, 'growing' media by others (not included).
- Provides rooting zone depth of 600mm (required by Phragmites Australis).
- Modules designed with a hydraulic gradient across the length of the units.
- Adjustable outlet weir allows water level control
A treatment plant serving a 3-bedroom farmhouse
The client approached Klargester to discuss the options for replacing a failing brick Septic Tank. Key criteria were to reduce frequency of tank-emptying visits and to use existing soakaway without the risk of blockage. Major concern was also to reduce pollution of surrounding streams and watercourses.
College Road North
Aston Clinton, Aylesbury
Tel: 01296 633000
Fax: 01296 633001