Traditional treatment solutions at a sewage works includes the combination of physical, chemical and biological processes, and operations to remove solids, organic matter and nutrients from wastewater.
For the first time in the UK a leading water company has commissioned the installation of a constructed wetland as a full primary treatment system, using reed bed technology to take raw sewage with no pre-treatment, no tanks and no power through to final outfall.
Working in partnership with construction firm MWH, Severn Trent Water has started work at Hulland Ward Sewage Treatment. Works to replace the 50 year old conventional biological filter works with a revolutionary primary treatment solution: Phragmifiltre®.
Brought to the UK by ARM through its official French partner Epur Nature, Phragmifiltre® has added a new dimension to constructed wetland technology by providing a natural and sustainable alternative for sewage treatment in the UK.