A home sewage treatment plant is a significant investment; there’s no doubt about it. There are a lot of factors which you have to consider before investing in a home sewage treatment plant. And if you do the research, you can often find a product that does exactly what you want.
Factors such as the size of your household, the frequency of maintenance, the material the system is made from, and the installation process all contribute to how much you will pay.
If you’re shopping for a sewage treatment plant, here’s a quick look at some questions you should be asking about the purchasing, installation and maintenance costs of a home sewage treatment plant.
How big is your household?
The larger your household, the larger the system you’ll need. As a guide, a 6000L wastewater treatment system will be suitable for a home of approximately 11 people. If you frequently host parties or events, systems like the Ubi Aqua will efficiently handle shock loads. Always go for a bigger system. If you choose a smaller one that cannot handle the load, you’ll end up with a miserable household.
Concrete or plastic?
This decision can dramatically affect the cost of your system. The material you choose for your home sewage treatment plant needs to be strong and sturdy, so you might look at a concrete tank and think ‘what could be stronger than concrete?’.
But poly plastics have become popular because they are just as hardy, and have many other advantages.
Not everything is about the initial cost of the system – concrete septic tanks crack under stress and corrode over time. Plastic that has been roto-moulded into shape does not have any joints to place pressure upon, reducing the risk of ruptures, and is rust-resistant. Concrete is also much heavier, making it difficult and expensive to install. You will often require heavy duty cranes to lift it, and trucks with a significant weight allowance to move it to your property.
The next consideration you have to think about is installation costs. A few key questions to ask yourself when pondering on how much you will pay for the installation of your home sewage treatment plant are:
- How far is your home from your system provider’s depot?
- Will your system provider include the cost of the transport vehicle and crane in the installation fee or do you need to organise this yourself?
- Does your tank take a long time to assemble? Will you need the operation of a crane for more than one day and will this result in extra costs?
- Do you need to hire a third-party professional to dig the ditch that your septic tank will be placed into, so that it meets regulation? Or will this be included in your system provider’s installation service?
- Will you need to pay someone to remove the soil excavated, or can you use it elsewhere on your property?
- Do you want to install the tank near your home or near retaining walls? If so, you may want to consult with a structural engineer.
Your answers to all of these questions will affect how expensive your installation process can be. Discussing these points with your provider before the purchase of your home sewage treatment plant is always recommended.
Contact Ubi Aqua today with your sewage treatment questions to learn more.
A 6000L tank with a filter will generally only need to be pumped out once every ten years, assuming that the tank runs efficiently during this time and doesn’t become blocked or experience overflowing. A tank without a filter will need to be inspected and pumped out every five years.
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Pumping out your tank will need to be carried out by a licenced professional. Ask your supplier if it has easy access to the blower, controller and pump-out chamber. If you are using an electric system, ask about the warranty period of these products and what maintenance is required.
In the end, there are a lot of questions to consider.
So here’s a simple solution – the Ubi Aqua wastewater treatment system is easy to install and maintain, and comes with a 15-year warranty. It has outstanding performance on all levels.
For more details, call or enquire online and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.