Many pubs and restaurants in rural locations are not connected to mains sewerage. A pub that’s not connected to a mains sewer will have to treat the waste from the toilets, sinks and kitchen on site, for it to then be discharged into the ground, a ditch or a stream. We can help you choose the best Pub sewage treatment plant for your establishment
Waste from a pub can be very different to waste from a house; often containing much higher ammonia levels from frequent toilet use, much higher fat content from kitchens and a generally higher concentration of waste.
Furthermore, the flow-pattern entering the treatment plant can fluctuate considerably, with some pubs experiencing high flows during the weekend and low flows during the week.
This high concentration and fluctuating amounts of waste can cause problems for many treatment plants.
Firstly, it is imperative that fats and grease are managed. Any fat entering a sewage plant will have a negative impact on the bacteria and will cause smell problems. The solution is to install a good sized grease trap or under-sink grease shield. It is also important that good kitchen practice is implemented to help avoid too much grease going down the sinks.
Secondly, any grease trap or grease shield must be maintained, including having the fats removed regularly. Failure to do so will result in contamination of the treatment plant, odour problems, and sometimes a costly cleaning bill.
In a pub kitchen, it is often easy to allow waste food from plates to go down the sink. When food decomposes in a treatment plant, not only does it cause a higher organic load than the treatment plant may have been designed for, it usually smells. When having a sewage treatment plant in a pub, it is important that food does not enter the treatment system.
The fluctuating loadings experienced in a sewage treatment plant for a pub can be difficult for a normal system to manage.
Owls Hall only install sewage systems for pubs that have some form of flow balancing. This can help to give the bacteria regular, stable nutrition, rather than allowing it to be overwhelmed every weekend whilst being starved during the week.
Our technical team are highly specialised in working with clients and manufacturers to ensure the Sewage Treatment System is designed and chosen so that the final discharge complies with the Environmental Agency’s legal regulations. We will work alongside you during the whole project, offering a complete service from specification, design, installation and ongoing maintenance.
Read the case study of our sewage treatment plant installation at The Burston Crown.