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Can we install a Klargester BA-x BioDisc on the West coast of Scotland?

We ‘Shore’ can!

It wasn’t all plain sailing but one of our recent installations we had the pleasure of installing a brand new Klargester BA-x BioDisc at a very rural location off the West Coast of Scotland. The picturesque site required a new system to be installed with a direct discharge into the Loch to the front of the property.

As the property was to be primarily used as a holiday let and due to the discharge location, the stipulation on the effluent quality meant that the selection of the new treatment plant was quite stringent.

The Klargester BA-x BioDisc

The Klargester BA-x BioDisc was chosen as the plant to install for a number of reasons, the first of which is the accreditations it holds. The BioDisc underwent stringent testing back in 2005 to assess its treatment capabilities to which it flew through and gained the BS EN-12566 certification allowing it to discharge to a watercourse under the EPP2 legislation.

The BioDisc operation is also a lot quieter than it’s aeration counterparts, considering the surroundings this was a requirement to not impede on the serenity of the location.

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It’s all about location, location, location.

The new sewage treatment plant was being installed to the front of the property towards the loch, within this there was a wide variation of dig requirements from Tarmac in the driveway, down the soil garden and onto the pebbly beach.

Working on an outflow to the shorefront provided a complication we don’t often come across in that we needed to take into consideration the tide times. This also made calculations on the required run for the pipework more complicated and open to variation.

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Working on the beach front.

There was a few elements that were key to this installation working as it should, the main one being the levels and flow from the treatment plant. The new Klargester BA-x BioDisc was installed on the bankside towards the property and the drainage fall meant that the water from the Loch was highly unlikely to back up the outlet and causing the system to flood.

As the site was located out of service from our usual suppliers we had to utilise a number of local contractors for machinery and materials. Also as the site was in excess of 6 hours away from our head office the engineers required accommodation local to the installation – Not that they minded!

We must say that the finished product made us proud! A lovely finish to fit in with the stunning surroundings.

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