Category Archives: Sewage Treatment Systems

Reed Bed Systems

There are two main type of reed bed system, the first involving initial pre-treatment in a fosse before water is passed on to the reed bed filtration system and the second which does not require a fosse and where waste water is moved directly to the reed bed filtration system. The way in which the […]

Microstations

An alternative to any filter system is the microstation. These are single, compact units that collect and treat used water without the need for a large filter bed. The units are made up of numerous chambers, basically a settlement chamber for waste separation and bacterial pre-treatment, an aeration chamber where enhanced bacterial action is ensured […]

Compact Filter Systems

There are two types of compact filter; either with a separate “fosse toutes eaux” or with an inbuilt separation chamber which takes the place of the fosse. For both systems the principle is similar and relies on gravity fed water movement through a filtering system. In this way it does not rely on an electrical […]

Septic Fosse And Filter Bed

The most common of these systems is the traditional fosse and sand bed (although other filter materials are available). Proven to be effective in purifying waste water without requiring any electrical input, these systems are ideal for properties that are not inhabited all year round or where the environmental impact is important. The systems work […]

Sewage Treatment Regulations

Regulation Relating To Fosse Septics Following the change in law of 1992, many communes across France created their own professional body to ensure compliance with the law, known commonly as Service Public d’Assainissement Non Collectif (SPANC). It is this body which is now responsible for assessing the effectiveness of individual sewage treatment systems. In areas […]

Types Of Sewage Treatment Systems

Septic Fosse And Filter Bed The most common of these systems is the traditional fosse and sand bed (although other filter materials are available). Proven to be effective in purifying waste water without requiring any electrical input, these systems are ideal for properties that are not inhabited all year round or where the environmental impact […]

Sewage Treatment Systems And How They Work

In many areas of France, especially in rural areas where access to mains drainage is limited, sewage has to be treated on site using a “fosse septic” or similar treatment system. There are many different types of sewage treatment but the purpose of each and every one is to safely treat the effluent water that […]