FilterPod Sewage Treatment Plants

The FilterPod sewage treatment system will save you over 0.5 tonnes CO2 Filter Pod sewage treatment systememissions every year for 5 person plants when compared to the current UK market leading Sewage Treatment Systems.

FilterPod prices are no more than that of Biodisc systems.

Because FilterPod treatment systems work in a unique way they offer many advantages over all aquatic based plants.

Effluent Quality

FilterPod treatment plants clean the sewage to an astonishing level of purity. They achieved a final effluent with a 97% reduction in pollutants during the EN 12566-3 test period when following a 2 stage settlement tank. This is a lot cleaner than the leading UK electric sewage treatment plant that sells for the same price.

Carbon Footprint

FilterPod treatment plants have the smallest carbon footprint of any sewage system. Typical single house plants produce 0.55 Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide emissions every year for the process. The FilterPod produces NONE as it uses NO ELECTRICITY.

FilterPod Systems have a carbon footprint that is 3 times less than a septic tank/drainfield or septic tank/reedbed, as drainfields need replacing when they clog and reed beds have to be replaced every 7 to 10 years.

Warranty

FilterPod tanks have a 10 year warranty. Compare this to the 12 month warranty offered by the leading electric plant manufacturers.

All wastewater treatment plants do a similar job (though some produce cleaner effluent than others) but it is how they do their job that makes the difference.

The FilterPod® filtration technology for wastewater treatment is in direct alignment with the World Health   Organization’s current recommendations for addressing the global water crisis.

The World Health Organization policy brief on Water Health and Ecosystems includes the following recommendation: "Natural ecosystems have intricate and resilient mechanisms that filter and replenish freshwater resources and sustain marine environments. Although human technologies may enhance or replicate these mechanisms in some settings, protection of the natural watershed also is critical. An 'ecosystem approach' recognizes and ascribes value, including economic value, to the services' natural ecosystems provide in terms of water filtration and purification, and ensures their sustainability, through modern management regimes."

The table below outlines how the FilterPod compares to all the other wastewater units on the market.

Features

Septic Tank with Drainfield

3 Stage Sewage Plants

Extended Aeration Sewage Plants

FilterPod Filter System

Emptying Interval

12 months

3 to 12 months

12 months

12 months

Electricity bills

NO

YES

YES

NO

Wet Concrete for installation

YES

YES

Some

NO - depending on groundwater conditions

Can accept tampons, baby wipes, etc

NO

NO

NO

YES

Tolerant of milk, beer, fats etc.

YES

NO

NO

YES

Does it make a noise

NO

YES

YES

NO

Handles a large range of mild household cleaners

YES

NO

NO

YES

Smelly primary tank?

YES

YES

NO

NO - all smell is vented away

Effluent quality (% pollutant reduction)

POLLUTING

Variable: 83% to 97%

Variable: 74% to 97%

97%

Large lid or kiosk

NO

Some

Some

NO

Expensive parts to replace

NO

YES

YES

NO

Continues to treat during power failure

YES

NO

NO

YES

Handles peaks and troughs in loading

NO

Some

NO

YES

Plants can be left for months with no deterioration in performance when use recommences

YES

NO

NO

YES

10 year tank warranty

Some

Some

Some

YES

Expensive Drainfield Required

YES

Some

Some

Optional

3 Stage Wastewater Treatment Plants - Falcon, Klargester BioDisc & Envirosafe, Entec, Marsh Industries Uni:Tank, Valance, Mantair, Balmoral HydroClear, WPL HiPAF, Condor SAF, Biokube, Allerton Drainage, Drainstore, Leo Dawson, PureFlo, CPC Aeroclere CLP, Acorn, Naston, Bioclean

Extended Aeration Wastewater Treatment Plants - WPL Diamond DMS & DMC, Condor Clearflow ASP, Bio Pure, Biodigester, Vortex.

Questions to ask the other sewage treatment plant Manufacturers