Course: Reedbeds and Waste Water Management

Centre for Alternative Technology

Machynlleth, Powys
6 September 2020 01654 704966

Cost: £70

Sectors: water & hydrology, sustainability

Off-grid sewage and water treatment systems

This course explores the technicalities, design and implementation of reedbeds and alternative waste water treatment systems at a domestic level. Centre for Alternative Technology's (CAT) water and waste system is entirely off the mains supply, and this day course gives you the chance to learn from our 40 years of experience in this area.

Key Information

  • Duration: one day
  • Date: Sunday 6 September 2020
  • Start and finish times: starts at 10am and ends at 4pm
  • Includes: tuition, all materials, lunch (full-board accommodation is available at CAT if you would like to stay before or after the course)

Course content

Topics covered include:

  • Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment
  • Types of systems, including reedbeds, constructed wetlands, trench arches, aquatrons and greywater treatment
  • Biological processes
  • Main design aspects and maintenance requirements
  • Location, regulations and planning

You’ll also have a chance to see reedbeds and waste water management methods in action, with a tour of our various systems and an explanation of the main design features on site at CAT.

Tutor Profile

Fin has a BSc in Marine Biology and an MSc in Human Ecology. They have worked at Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) since 2011 on water resources and ecosystem services, and developed short courses, tours and workshops at CAT on human waste.

Beyond CAT, Fin facilitates the co-design and installation of low impact sanitation solutions for off grid homes, allotments, festivals and campsites in Wales, Scotland and Europe.

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